Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
ACHF Arts Access
Bring professional writers/teachers to Bemidji to deliver a high quality literary experience to our outstate community. Broaden attendees’ awareness, knowledge and appreciation of creative writing, contemporary literature, and the literary arts. Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference uses registration questionnaires, informal interviews, video interviews, event surveys, exit surveys, and evaluations. Evaluation forms (developed in collaboration with members of Bemidji State University's social work and psychology departments) are distributed at conference end. They remain anonymous and we have nearly 100% compliance. We scan and compile to disseminate to our planning committee. Responses tend to be overwhelmingly positive.
We collected 56 in-depth participant surveys. Out of 53 responses to the question - on a scale of 0-5 - "How much has this conference broadened your awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of creative writing?" 28 responded with "5” and 18 with "4" and 4 with "3." The quality of the workshop was "excellent" according to 44 of 49 responses. The quality of the Evening Reading Series was "excellent" according to 42 respondents, and the other 10 respondents felt it was "good," the next best response.
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