Past Events

Celebration of Stories and Open Mic Night, hosted by Hanna Bartels

Thursday, May 20, 6:30-8:00pm

Threshold Arts Downtown Storefront and Galley

311 Broadway Ave S, Rochester, MN

Join Rochester writer Hanna Bartels for a celebration of literature. Hanna will read from her novel-in-progress, Now, Everything, then share the stage with local writers in an Open Mic Night. Bartels’s novel, Now, Everything, follows three childhood friends as they navigate adulthood, each wrestling in their own unique way with infertility and the liminal space between womanhood and motherhood.

Come to listen to local writers or to share your own work at the Open Mic Night (please be advised, there will be a ten-minute reading limit per artist). This event is free and open to the public!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

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Rochester Community Education

Pick Up the Pen: Exploring the Elements of Creative Writing

Tuesdays, February 11-March 10, 6:30-7:30 PM

Everyone has a story to tell. This class will give you the tools to write your story and send it out into the world. Learn the key components of creative writing and how to apply them to create resonant stories of any length or genre. We will be reading and analyzing short stories by contemporary masters and completing writing exercises in class.

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