“Write Your Story” Writers Groups - 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Project Overview

Local facilitators held four structured workshops in each of four libraries to teach creative writing to aspiring writers who then formed local Writer’s Groups to continue with their work.

Project Details
  • Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event:

     April 2 – May 23, 2011  Libraries in:  New York Mills, Elbow Lake, Fergus Falls and Perham

  • Partner Organization(s): Lake Region Writers Network
  • Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program: helped develop the program, distributed the training guide, distributed publicity
  • Program Outputs: 76 participants attended 16 sessions….each person attending 4 different sessions

Other Funds Leveraged
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.

  • Increase participants knowledge of the writing process. 
  • Encourage participants to continue with their avocation. 
  • Set up a structured group to do so.
Measurable Outcome(s)
  • Participants responded positively to course content and its appropriateness to help them move forward in their writing. 
  • All four libraries have active Writer’s Groups who meet at the libraries regularly.
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1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266