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LOCAL SOUL WORKSHOP: PATRICK DOBSON RETURNS

  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)

This workshop focuses on individual, thoughtful writing, setting of scene, and arc of story in creative nonfiction. Participants will critique each other’s work and should have a basic understanding of memoir and travel memoir.  Bring a work in progress, but those who want to begin a piece are welcome. We will help people who don’t have work prepared get started with their stories.

Writers of nonfiction are also welcome to the workshop.

This will be a fun-filled, literary Saturday afternoon. After the workshop, you are welcome to stay for a little networking and reception, a book sale and signing. Stay for the reading. Noted award-winning author Max McCoy will join Patrick in reading from their most recent work. Patrick is author of two travel memoirs published by the University of Nebraska Press, including the award-winning Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer. McCoy is an award-winning author and journalist with 24 books, has won the Kansas Notable Book Award twice, and is a professor of journalism and the director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State. His most recent work, Elevations: A Personal Exploration of the Arkansas River was published by the University Press of Kansas.

MEMBERS $50*

NON-MEMBERS $65

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 Patrick Dobson is an award-winning writer, scholar, and poet. Patrick has lived and worked most of his life on the fringes of the Great Plains in Kansas City, MO. His second book concerns his trip from Helena, MT, to Kansas City in a canoe.   Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer   (May 2015). His first book,   Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains ,  was published to critical acclaim in 2009.  Canoeing the Great Plains  won the 2016 Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award and the 2016 High Plains Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Both books are published by the  University of Nebraska Press .   Read his essays and travel pieces at  http://patrickdobson.com . @patrickddobson    Patrick earned a doctorate in American History and American Literature in 2013. He teaches American History, Modern Latin American History, and Western Civilization at  Johnson County Community College  in Overland Park, KS.

Patrick Dobson is an award-winning writer, scholar, and poet. Patrick has lived and worked most of his life on the fringes of the Great Plains in Kansas City, MO. His second book concerns his trip from Helena, MT, to Kansas City in a canoe. Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). His first book, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plainswas published to critical acclaim in 2009. Canoeing the Great Plains won the 2016 Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award and the 2016 High Plains Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Both books are published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Read his essays and travel pieces at http://patrickdobson.com. @patrickddobson

Patrick earned a doctorate in American History and American Literature in 2013. He teaches American History, Modern Latin American History, and Western Civilization at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.