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Writers in the Woods: Writing Workshop with Author Steven Dunn

Author Steven Dunn presents a writing workshop designed to provide tips and ideas for generating new work. Steven Dunn is a 2021 Whiting Award winner, shortlisted for Granta magazine’s “Best Young American Novelists.” He is the author of two books from Tarpaulin Sky Press: water & power and Potted Meat, which was a co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards, a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, and has been adapted for a short film entitled The Usual Route, from Foothills Productions. Steven was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. He currently teaches creative writing at Naropa University.
 
No previous writing experience or written work is needed. Please bring a pen and paper or charged laptop to participate in writing exercises. 
 
Presented by University of Nevada, Reno Lake Tahoe’s Writers in the Woods literary reading and workshop series. 
 
Advanced registration recommended, though not required. Walk-ups are welcome. 
 
Photo credit: Beowulf Sheenah

Keeping a Journal: The Key to Creative Fuel with Ken Carbone

Kenneth Carbone is the Artist-in-Residence and Founder of NYC based design company the Carbone Smolan Agency whose award-winning work for corporate and cultural clients is internationally recognized. He has kept a journal for over 25 years and considers it the key engine to his art.

This one-day workshop offers a historical perspective on why keeping a journal has been central to many in the arts for centuries. The course includes practical and technical advice, demonstrations and a field assignment to help start keeping a journal as a vital routine to enhance your creativity every day.