Motherhood & Words

free creative nonfiction workshop

I’ll be teaching a free two-hour Introduction to Creative Nonfiction workshop in conjunction with The Loft Literary Center at the Prior Lake Library on May 12th as part of Scott County Libraries’ Inkslingers: Writers in the Libraries program.
Come try your hand at creative nonfiction. We’ll be discussing the basics of creative nonfiction, doing a few writing exercises, and generally having fun. What’s not to love about that? It’s free, but you must register. Here are the details:
When: Thu 5/12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN
To Register: Call 952-447-3375
Space limited. Call now. 

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I have been teaching creative writing for almost twenty years. Reading about other women’s lives and experiences has expanded my world. To be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, whether it’s for a moment or an hour or a few days, is an incredible gift, providing me with insight into the human experience. It takes courage to write your truths, especially if it doesn’t seem as though anyone cares, as though anyone is listening. Let me tell you: your stories matter, I’m listening, and I’m here to help you find the heart of those truths, to get them down on the page, to craft them, and to send them out into the world. Together, we will change the world, one story at a time.


  1. Kara on May 5, 2011 at 7:21 am

    OMG, my old neighborhood! I'll spread the word!

  2. Lynnette on May 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    The workshop was great, Kate! Thanks for the instruction and the advice. I mentioned you on my blog today and included a revised bit from one of the exercises you gave us last night. Check it out if you like at
    Thanks again!