Category Archives: Literary

Winona Writers Group – April Virtual Meeting

Friday | April 9 | 3:30-5:30pm
may end early, depending on how many readers participate
Zoom (details below)

Local writers are invited to bring a short piece of your writing to share with us. As always, feel free to use these prompts, change them, or ignore them and write your own idea. For this meeting, we will not have printed copies of each other’s work, but if you have a google doc or word doc, it may be possible to share it digitally during the meeting. We will read aloud, then share verbal comments and suggestions.

April Prompts:

  1. Write about a place or a time special to you.
  2. Try starting a scene with the following  phrase: He/She/They should have known…

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


Bright Light Stories in the Night: poems & art

Friday | February 26 | 7:00-8:30pm Bright Light Stories in the Night | Facebook Join Southeastern Minnesota Poets for Bright Light Stories in the Night. One of Scott Lowery’s poems has been chosen for this one-of-a-kind deep winter arts event from Rochester. Local celebrities will read from an e-chapbook of new poems by SE MN… Continue Reading

27th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Saturday | January 30 | 2:00-3:00pm Scott Lowery has been splitting time between SE MN and the Milwaukee area for the past two years. One of the side benefits has been involvement in Wisconsin poetry events. On Saturday, January 30th, he’ll be reading two poems during the annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit for Woodland… Continue Reading

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

This holiday season, Hywel Taff Roberts will do a reading of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” that will broadcast on HBC Channel 20 on Christmas Eve day at 1p.m. and 9:30p.m. and on Christmas Day at 10a.m and 5p.m.The presentation will also air on You Tube and Facebook from Christmas Eve Day to… Continue Reading

Great River Writes – Writing Your Ancestry: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Family

Saturday | November 14 | 2:00-3:30pm Great River Writes is going virtual in 2020! Join internationally bestselling author (and former La Crosse resident) Danielle Trussoni for a reading and workshop around writing your ancestry. This workshop will use family stories and ancestral origins to explore techniques in fiction and creative nonfiction. This event is… Continue Reading

4th Annual Great River Writes Kickoff Event

Thursday | November 5 | 6:00pm Great River Writes is going virtual in 2020! Join us for the 4th annual Great River Writes series with keynote kickoff speaker and poet Jaki Shelton Green. We’re thrilled to welcome this dynamic author and artist to our writing series. The event will be held on Zoom and… Continue Reading

Winona Poetry Walk Kick Off Event

Friday | October 30 | 5:30-6:30pm Blooming Ground Coffeehouse The Winona Fine Arts Commission and the City of Winona are very pleased to announce the new public art initiative. The Winona Poetry Walk is installed and ready to experience. There will be a launching ceremony, free of charge, with many of the Poets reading… Continue Reading