Day 1 • Tuesday, July 28
Think of how many stories you have told or lived in your lifetime. Have you ever felt an urge to put those memories on paper but have no idea where to begin? On Day 1 of Imagine Your Story, we will explore the symbiosis of art and writing to unlock the gates of memory. Whether you’ve taken a writing workshop before or this is your first brave attempt, this session will help you overcome the fear of putting pen to paper and flesh out the story waiting to be told.
Day 2 • Wednesday, July 29
In Day 2 we’ll consider what shape your story might take—will it be a poem, fiction, a non- fiction work? We’ll look at techniques in these various forms (metaphor, imagery, dialogue and plot structure) and have the opportunity to try them on for size.
DJ Hill is an award-winning poet, author, and mixed media artist. She graduated summa cum laude in 2017 with a BFA in creative writing from Hamline University. She has since written two books: Homespun Mercies, a collection of poetry and original art released in 2019, and a children’s book, "Who’s That I Hear?" Written in collaboration with Vail artist Julie Adriansen, this book will be available in the fall of 2020. DJ is a former TEDx presenter and future podcaster on the topics of art, writing, and creativity.
Alice Bedard-Voorhees has a graduate degree in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry, has published and performed her work in various venues, and taught journaling workshops. In the last eight years she has also focused on abstract visual art and made a series of works she calls visual poetics.