This will be a hands-on workshop in which participants will be asked to do a brief writing exercise to write what they know. A discussion will follow about the process of writing within the context of your own culture and life experience with the goal of being published .
Marcie Rendon, enrolled member of the White Earth Nation, is a playwright, poet, and freelance writer. Her debut novel, Murder on the Red River (Cinco Puntos Press) was awarded The 2018 Pinckley Prize for Debut Crime Novel, and it received the Western Writers of American SPUR finalist award for best Contemporary Novel. She has written two nonfiction children’s books, Pow Wow Summer (MN Historical Press) and Farmer’s Market: Families Working Together (CarolRhoda). With four published plays she is the creative mind behind Raving Native Theater, which produced Rendon’s play Bring the Children Home… at four venues in 2015-16. She is a recipient of the Loft’s 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship with poet Diego Vazquez. Additionally, her poem Wiigwaasabak was awarded a place in the St. Paul Almanac’s Impressions Project Summer 2017. Rendon is a community arts activist who supports other native artists/writers/creators to pursue their art.