Storytelling Workshop by Mary Swander, Poet Laureate, on August 22

Swander-MaryThe Two Rivers Story Spinners guild is pleased to announce a workshop presented by Mary Swander, previous poet laureate, published writer, storyteller, playwright, and educator. The workshop will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Beaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Avenue.

Swander is a former instructor at Iowa State University and the poet laureate for the state of Iowa. She is currently touring her newest production, VANG, a play about recent immigrant farmers. Workshop topics will explore the storytelling and writing process. Swander will also read from her publications and have signed copies of her book available for purchase. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served.

The Two Rivers Story Spinners is presenting the workshop for $20.00 per person. Members of the Two Rivers Story Spinners are admitted free. Membership to the Two Rivers Story Spinners is $20.00/year. Membership privileges include monthly meetings/storytelling practice, news and events, plus free or low-cost workshops.

The Two Rivers Story Spinners is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the ancient art of storytelling. The group meets at the Des Moines Playhouse every fourth Sunday of the month at 4:00 PM. All ages are welcome. One does not have to be a storyteller to join the group but just have an interest in the art form.

For more information e-mail moekorte@cs.com or call 515-321-9581.

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