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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Sept & Oct 2015

writing what you don't know / angela voras-hills

Writers are taught early on to “write what you know,” but writing beyond what we know encourages us to discover new insights and ways of thinking about the world. In this workshop, we’ll discuss and write our own poems based on current events, facts, history, and in the voices of other people. By the end of this workshop, each writer will have a better understanding of how to “write what you don’t know” and walk away with a few new drafts of poems.

Angela Voras-Hills earned her MFA at UMass-Boston and was a fellow at the Writers' Room of Boston. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, Best New Poets, Memorious, & Hayden's Ferry Review, among other journals and anthologies. She has received awards from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the Key West Literary Seminar. She is currently working with a group of writers to co-found a literary arts center in Madison--The Watershed: A Place for Writers.

Tuesdays, Sept 15, 22, and Thursday Oct 1 from 6:30-8:00pm

Free with advance registration

For ages 14+

Maximum enrollment: 15

Registration for this class will begin on August 10, 2015 at 9:00am and will close on Sept 14, 2015 at 5:00pm. After registration closes, feel free to contact us to attend the class. There is still plenty of space! Contact workshop coordinator, Aaron Fai at

Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman's class: For those seeking the class offered by Sarah and Wendy, unfortunately they were unable to offer their workshop due to schedule conflicts.

Each workshop is free with advance registration. We encourage you to attend all consecutive sessions with the instructor, but it is not mandatory. Registration will open one month before the first session and end one day before the first session. Once each class fills, there will be a short wait list. If you have any questions about signing up for classes, please contact volunteer workshop coordinator, Aaron Fai at

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.