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Crossing Arts Alliance to host creative writing workshop

The Crossing Arts Alliance will present “Creative Writing Boot Camp” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd.

This one-day writing workshop, taught by award-winning author Candace Simar of Pequot Lakes (Abercrombie Trail series) and creative writing teacher Angela F. Foster, will explore some of the components of a story — a setting that immerses the reader in your story world, conflict that keeps your reader turning the page, and dialogue with fluidity.

Participants will discuss common missteps writers make and how to avoid them, touching on point of view, writing that important first page and creating interesting characters.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15, which includes the all-day workshop, lunch and beverages.

For more information or to download a registration form, visit or call Krista at 218-828-4717.

This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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