The Goodman Community Center is proud to host a variety of activities for people of all ages in our community. Our activities calendar lists special events or ongoing activities outside of our regular programming. The event listings below are not comprehensive and show only some of our outside facility renter's events.
Whether you're an established writer looking to develop your craft or a newcomer looking to make sense of your world through the written word, this workshop will focus on finding and honing your authentic literary voice. Through collaborative writing exercises, sharing, and feedback, we'll delve into different forms of creative non-fiction, including memoir, family history, and place-based biography. Using examples from our own and already-published work, we'll explore how to identify and unravel a story's thread amid the messy and infinite details of our lives, how to hone our unique writing style, and how to use metaphor, character development, and dialogue to write meaningful page-turners. By the end of our four weeks, we will have each produced a piece of writing that we can be proud of, and in the process we will have each helped one another grow as writers.
Daniel Grant is a writer and doctoral student at UW-Madison. His work has been published in the New York Times, Aspen Public Radio, and elsewhere. He lives in the Atwood neighborhood.
Registration required: Yes