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NONFICTION CLASS: Writing Small Town Stories
June 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Turn the memories of your hometown into stories.
WRITING SMALL TOWN STORIES with Michael Brecke
Main Street wasn’t much. Just a few blocks long and then you were at the school. To get there you crossed a river, went by eight taverns and three grocery stores. This was the small town of my childhood. Mixed in with the bars and the grocery stores were a couple of small-town diners, a variety store, a pool hall, a television repair shop, a bakery and the bank. Small-town culture revolved around Main Street and the characters that worked there, played there, and acted out the drama that characterized small-town life.
If you came from a small town, if you’ve ever lived in a small town, come and play with the words that will paint the pictures of your small-town experience. Small towns are places where stories come full blown from daily life. There is a story to be told about a character who walked daily from bakery to tavern onto the pages a story so real and so vivid that you can touch and feel all the players.
Come and spend some time at Write On Door County thinking about and writing about your small town. These towns are rapidly vanishing from our Wisconsin landscape and the stories they tell are worth writing about and saving. Come prepared to remember, to write and to smile.
This class will be held IN PERSON and will be limited to 10 participants. We will adhere to current health department guidelines. Class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, June 21, 23, and 25, 9 am – noon. Tuition for this class is $150.00. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register online for this program, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.
Michael Brecke is the former pastor of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Juddville and is a founding board member of Write On, Door County.