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Kansas Studies Institute's Annual Writers Symposium

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Julene Bair, author of "The Ogallala Road: A Story of Love, Family, and the Fight to Keep the Great Plains from Running Dry," will lead the writing workshop titled, "Images that Shimmer: Mining Memory to Make Literature."


Images lend vibrancy to prose and poetry and are central to the type of place-based writing Bair practices.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about theories of meaning embedded in images.
  • Use a listing exercise to hone in on luminescent images from your own or your characters' pasts.
  • Experiment with a drafting and revising process which yields a sensory depiction and exposes the symbolic power of our images.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Lunch is provided. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.

Following lunch, Bair will give the Kansas Studies Institute's annual Kansas Lecture, "The Water That Could Last Forever." This lecture is open to the public, with a book signing to follow.

The workshop is in Carlsen Center 217. Lunch is in Regnier Center cube (RC 270). Bair's lecture is in the Hudson Auditorium in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.