Writers' Open Mic at the loft above Quincy's @ 128 S. Christian in Moundridge on Saturday, October 13 at 4pm. Share your most recent work and get feedback from other writers. Submit <500 words to read aloud to the group to by October 6. Fellowship and food downstairs (self-pay) after the readings. Come join the fun.
Past Event: The Pastor Wears a Skirt
by Dorothy Nickel Friesen
Book Signing on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 - 11:30,
at Bethel College Mennonite Church, Newton, Kansas.
Dorothy Nickel Friesen graduated from Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas (BA) and from the University of Kansas (MA). She received a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri; pastored Manhattan Mennonite Church, Manhattan, Kansas, and First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, Ohio; served as assistant dean at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and conference minister for the Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA. Dorothy currently resides in Newton, Kansas.
Rev. Dorothy Nickel Friesen, an ordained Mennonite pastor, digs deep into the soul of a pastor with humor, pathos, and passion. Her memoir, a collection of short stories based on true events, visits the agony of bedside death, lost dreams, and angry parishioners who walk away from her leadership. She also shares the laugh-out-loud stories of weddings (a missing groom), rituals of deep meaning (with water from the Jordan River), and tension-filled advocacy for peace (on a military base).
With honesty and warmth, Rev. Dorothy beckons women, especially, to love God's people as a leader, preacher, and friend. She hopes this book will help you see beyond the "Bible wars" and deepen your faith that God generously gifts women for spiritual leadership.
Past Event: WRITING WORKSHOP - April 20-21, 2018
Travel writer and naturalist George Frazier keynote presenter at the upcoming Tallgrass Science & Nature Writing Workshop April 20-21 on the Emporia State campus. Sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emporia State University. The workshop will hold field activities on April 20 at the Ross Natural History Reservation, near Americus. Book signing (free and open to the public) 11:30-1 p.m. Saturday at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial, Emporia. To register 620-341-5574 or email@example.com.
Past Event" From Moments to Memoirs
Saturday, April 7 memoir-writing workshop at Koerner Heights Church, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Writing coach Laurie Oswald Robinson will be teaching how to create a written legacy to pass on to your children and grandchildren. Bring your journal, pen and memories. Cost $50 - pay at the door. Register by calling Mary Rosfeld at 620-367-8390. Fun day of writing.
Past Event: Writing to Save Your Life Workshop
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Pine Village Wellness Center, Moundridge, KS
Learn how writing can be used as a tool for healing and transformation.
Katherine B. Wiens, M.Ed, LPC, author of Bars, Dumps and Other Childhood Hangouts, will share insights and experience in using writing as a healing tool.
Joanna Pinkerton, freelance artist ande creator of the book Scripture Doodle3, will explain her creative process "until we have wings" using art and writing to work through the grief process.
The workshop will be from 9am-12noon. A bonus, hands-on workshop in the afternoon will be an opportunity to apply what was introduced in the morning session.
Cost is $20 for the morning workshop and $10 for the bonus session.
For information or to register, contact Barb Orsi at 316-300-0287 or Kathy Goering at 316-371-6189. Payment may be made vis PayPal: type in the amount, and send Barb the money.