Category Archives: Literary

Winona Writers Group – May Virtual Meeting

Friday | May 8 | 3:30-5:30pm
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.

May Prompts: Let’s move away from overwhelming reality this month and consider a different direction.

  1. We can all use a good laugh. Write about something funny.  It could be a true story, or something entirely made up. What tickles your funny bone?
  2. I love spring because the way the earth wakes up seems magical to me. Write about something magical or other-worldly. Perhaps you dream of monsters or fairies. Perhaps you have a few spells or magic potions in your cookbook. Let your imagination soar.

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

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


Poet Artist Collaboration 2020 Event online

Virtual Reception: Friday | April 24 | 7pm This year’s annual Poet Artist Collaboration is happening online, for all the obvious reasons. After 18 years at Crossings in Zumbrota, the show and reading are now hosted by Red Wing Arts, where they are working hard to assure that the virtual event retains its usual… Continue Reading

Happy National Poetry Month!

The team at the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest looks forward to April each year—not just because it means the long Minnesota winter might be coming to an end. April is National Poetry Month! While we are not able to host a community event this year, there are still a lot of ways to celebrate… Continue Reading

The Winona Poetry Walk

The Winona Fine Arts Commission, with the support of the City Staff and Council is launching a public art project The Winona Poetry Walk, consisting of original poetry stamped into sidewalks beginning this Spring, starting in downtown Winona. The Poetry Walk will officially open sometime late summer of 2020. Besides the original placement downtown, in… Continue Reading

Great River Writes: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Writing a Novel

Saturday | November 23 | 10:00-11:00am Winona Public Library Author Chris Norbury will share his overall writing experience and answer questions that readers may hesitate to ask an author: Earnings Costs of Producing and Selling a Book The Hidden Costs of Producing and Selling a Book Entering Contests and Winning Awards Achieving Bestseller Status… Continue Reading