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Poet, essayist, and performance artist Wang Ping will read from her new book of essays, Life of Miracles Along the Yangtze and the Mississippi, a collection which won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2017 Award for Creative Nonfiction. For writers and fans of personal stories, memoir, and dual identities, Ping will explore the power of these along with how to use landscape in shaping our view of ‘home.’ She will follow the reading with a prayer flag workshop.

About Great River Writes

Great River Writes is a partnership between the La Crosse Public LibraryWomen Writers Ink,  the Winona Public Library, the River Arts Alliance, the UW-La Crosse English Department, the La Crosse Area Writer's Group, and National Novel Writing Month.

Great River Writes announces the 2nd annual writing series to inspire writers of all levels. In conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, public libraries and literary organizations in La Crosse and Winona will host writing workshops and author chats every Saturday, October 27 through December 9. Community write-ins, craft talks, and expert tips support both published and yet-to-be-published writers of novels, poems, short stories, and more.