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Workshops to bring national writers to Dunn Center

Have a story to tell, but not sure where to start? The Dunn County Museum is teaming up with the North Dakota Humanities Council to connect writers with two North Dakota authors, Debra Marquart and Taylor Brorby.

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The workshops are 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Dunn County Museum in Dunn Center.

Marquart’s memoir, “The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere” was awarded the 2007 PEN USA Creative Nonfiction Award. Marquart is a professor of English and the director of the master’s program in creative writing and environment at Iowa State University.

Brorby is serving as Holden Village’s first writer-In-residence. His book, “50 Years of Memories: Holden Village And Its History,” is due out in late 2014.

These hands-on workshops are designed for members of the community interested in honing their writing skills, according to a press release.

This workshop is intended for writers at every stage of development, and is free. Participants should bring a notebook and pen/pencil.

The public is welcome to the first workshop; only registered participants will be able to attend the second workshop. The writing workshop will be conducted in two visits.

Finished stories generated during the workshops will appear on the NDHC website.

For more information about the workshops, contact Deb Lancaster at 701-260-1650. The museum is located at 153 Museum Trail (four blocks north of Highway 200, then 2 blocks west.)

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