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Winter Wheat 2017: Fiction Panel Features

Are you a fiction writer and attending the 2017 Winter Wheat conference? Here is just a taste of the wonderful fiction panels we have planned!   “Beginnings. Where and How Does Your Story Start?” with Brad Felver This session will aim to differentiate between strong story openings and weak ones. What makes one compelling and...

Winter Wheat 2016: Odds & Ends Panels Part II

Winter Wheat is only two days away! Here’s the last of our panels:   “Hermit Crabs, Lyric Essays, and More: Alternatives in Nonfiction,” with Nicole L. Reber This workshop will explore hermit crab essays, braided essays, listicles, and other fun forms that can have the added benefit of helping you be more productive and turn...

Winter Wheat 2016: Odds & Ends Panels

 Take a look at these miscellaneous panels we have this year!   “Writing Different Cultures: To What Extent Can We Become Insiders?” with Lisa Favicchia As writers, it seems only natural that we are influenced by our travels. However, what do we risk by writing other cultures? Can we ever really become insiders, and if...

Winter Wheat 2016: Lit Techniques and Ideas Panels

Check out these great workshops at Winter Wheat! “Writing Respectfully and Accurately about Characters with Disabilities,” with Sheri Wells-Jensen, Tex Thompson, Jason Wells-Jensen and Abberley Sorg. Being inclusive means more than choosing to designate one of your characters as disabled. It means (1) asking yourself why you want to include that character, (2) doing the...

Winter Wheat 2016: Publishing Panel Features

  Winter Wheat is only two weeks away! Interested in the field of publication? Check out these panels on publishing at this year’s writing festival!   “Market Yourself as a Writer,” with Nicole L. Reber Marketing starts long before your book is published. It should start before your book is even written. Springboarding from the...

Winter Wheat 2016: Fiction Panel Features Part III

Fiction, fiction, fiction. Check out the last of our fiction panels at this years Winter Wheat!   “Good Girl/Bad Girl: Creating Complexity in Female Characters,” with Bridget Adams Have you ever begun reading a novel and known exactly what to expect from the female characters? Have you ever wondered why your own female characters seem...

Winter Wheat 2016: Fiction Panel Features Part II

Fiction galore! Here’s some more fiction-focused panels at this years Winter Wheat! “The Kitchen Sink, the Teaspoon: Telling It All vs. Telling Barely Enough,” with Brad Modlin When should writing go maximalist and pack itself full with details, complexities, chewy sentences, asides, long paragraphs, regret from high school days, and nostalgia for the tangerines your...

Winter Wheat 2016: Fiction Panel Features

Do you like fiction? Check out these 5 panels at this year’s Winter Wheat!   “On Writing Horror: Avoiding Ghastly Clichés,” with Olivia Zolciak and Tanja Vierrether Creepy dolls, dark basements, experiments gone wrong, and groups splitting up and encountering their inevitable doom. It’s all been done before, but there’s something about the horror genre...

Winter Wheat 2016: Poetry Panel Features Part III

We wrap up our Winter Wheat poetry panel features with these last 5 amazing workshops. Be sure to check them out!   “That’s Absurd! How to Write Absurdist Poetry,” with Jen Pelto Whether you’re still Waiting for Godot or undergoing a Metamorphosis, this workshop will discuss the thematic and philosophical elements of absurdism, provide post-postmodern examples from working writers,...

Winter Wheat 2016: Poetry Panel Features Part II

  Our poetry panel features continues with these 5 great workshops that you can attend at Winter Wheat! “From Lyric to Lebowski: Writing the Pop Culture Poem,” with Donora Hillard What does it mean to write a “good” pop culture poem? How can poets use pop culture to access elements of love, anxiety, misery, hope?...

Winter Wheat 2016: Poetry Panel Features

The Winter Wheat Festival of Writing is just around the corner! We have dozens of great and intriguing panels for you to attend, from poetry, fiction, nonfiction, publishing, techniques, and new ideas for your own writing. Are you a poet or just love poetry? Take a look at these 5 panels that are poetry-focused:  ...

Chapbook Review: Whip and Spur by Iver Arnegard

Whip and Spur by Iver Arnegard. The University of Southern California: Gold Line Press, 2014. 64 pages. Paperback. In this stunning collection of six pieces of fiction, author Iver Arnegard takes readers on a journey through the Northern Plains—stopping in locations in Montana, North Dakota, and Colorado to name a few. With each new location,...