Author Archives: Heidi Bryant

Winona Writers Group – July Virtual Meeting

Friday | July 10 | 3:30-5:30pm
may end early, depending on how many readers participate
Zoom (details below)

Feel free to use these prompts below, change them, or ignore them and write your own idea. For this meeting, we will not have copies of each other’s work. We will read aloud, then share verbal comments and suggestions. We may be able to share digital copies in the Zoom chat area.

July Prompts:

  1. Ripe cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries! The garden’s bounty is overflowing. Write about something garden related. Whether you are a gardener or just enjoy garden produce or hate the thought of digging in the dirt and weeding, the garden can provide bountiful ideas.
  2. Use a setting/place to establish mood. Describe the place in a way that directs your readers what to feel.(This is a repeat from last month.)

Join Zoom Meeting; Meeting ID: 980-3929-1229.


Great River Writes and the City of Winona are partners of the River Arts Alliance.


Winona Community ROCKS! The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts invites community members to join in a unique community building initiative. Each week we will share information about an important artist of color and or of an indigenous background and their approach to art. Participants will then use rocks as their canvas to create art inspired by that… Continue Reading

GRSF Everywhere

Introducing GRSF Everywhere — a virtual series where you can watch and participate from the comfort of your home. Throughout the summer we will be bringing you programming every Sunday evening beginning Sunday, June 28th and running through Sunday, August 9th. The opening event, Sunday June 28th, will feature monologues and appearances from GRSF company… Continue Reading

Creatives’ Convening

Thursday | June 25 | 5:00-6:00pm Zoom | Please join Winona Creative Laureate Sarah Johnson and other area creatives for another virtual happy hour to connect with one another, check-in about how we are doing, and to share strategies for self-care in this strange time. Please share this invite with other creatives who may… Continue Reading

Member Spotlight: Will Brzezinski

RAA Member Will Brzezinski is a potter whose work is currently on display at the Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City, WI. He has this to say about his exhibit: “This body of work has an emphasis on rhythm and line, expressed through texture. I chose to highlight these elements and principles because they are… Continue Reading

Paulson Jazz Returns with performances at Elmaro Vineyard & Wellington’s

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO RISING COVID-19 CASES IN WISCONSIN. Saturday | June 20 | 2:00-5:00pm Elmaro Vineyard | John Paulson and fellow jazz musicians are starting a comeback with several performances in the Winona region this summer. Saxophonist & flutist John Paulson will be joined by Mike James on guitar and… Continue Reading

Spray Glazing Effects on Porcelain Altered Forms and Surfaces: A Virtual Ceramic Art Exhibit by Teresa Schumaker

Zoom Talk & Exhibit Premiere: Wednesday | June 17th | 5:30pm Click Here to Register This show is Teresa Schumaker’s capstone event exploring the color, flow, and texture of sprayed glazes on porcelain. Schumaker’s work is either thrown on the wheel or sculpted, and sometimes is a combination of both. The shape and/or surface… Continue Reading