Join Me for Writers Night!

Writers Night at the Morris Public Library

Monday, December 11, 7-10 p.m.

102 E. 6th St., Morris

Open Mic, Work in Progress Reading, and Q&A with novelist and poet Chrissy Kolaya

She’ll be reading work in progress from her novel The Second Voyage of Audley Worthington, a project supported by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Come early for the open mic and share your own creative work in progress!

Open Mic: 7-7:30 ~ All Ages Welcome!

Reading and Q&A: 7:30 p.m.

Chrissy Kolaya is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Creative Writing Club!

Third Meeting: Writers, Writers Everywhere!

This week, we wrote about doppelgängers, disco dancing in the 1980s, eating apples, some “Flash” fan fiction, and space cats! Check out pieces below by Sawyer, Oliver, Mija, and Parker!

Second Meeting

Our Second Meeting of the Creative Writing Club for Kids and Teens was super fun! We wrote about the future, prophecies, giant kittens, and Louis wow-ed us, as always, with his spectacular fashion choices (check out that blazer and fur hat!). Pieces below by Oliver and Roberto:

First Meeting!

This summer, I’m hosting a free creative writing club for kids and teens at the Morris Public Library. We had our first fantastic, fun, and silly meeting today! Thanks to Anne Hennen Barber and the Morris Public Library for hosting us! I’ll be updating this site after each meeting with some photos and pieces the club members are excited to share with the world!

We imagined our dream summers, shared the epic tales of the “not-to-smart man” and some farting cats, and learned that some of our club members do NOT like spicy burritos! Check out work by Rowan, Ellis, and Parker!

Super New London Weekend of Literary Fun!

MN friends, join us Saturday and Sunday for a super New London weekend of literary fun! Grab a Goat Ridge (root) beer and check out the fantastic new Flyleaf Book Shop:

Saturday, June 24: the New London Story Show, 3 p.m. Goat Ridge Brewery, $10

Sunday, June 25: Reading & Book Talk by Chrissy Kolaya followed by an Open Mic for All Ages, 3 p.m. Goat Ridge Brewery, FREE! Kids welcome and encouraged! Bring a story or poem to share, or write something while you sip on a Goat Ridge Root Beer! We’ll have prompts and things to write with should the inspiration strike! Note: getting up to the mic is not a requirement!

Uncertainty in Science and Society

A giganto thank you to The Measure of Everyday Life – WNCU for devoting a whole episode to Charmed Particles and the big question of how we wrestle with uncertainty in science and society.

You can listen at the link below, but really you should subscribe to this podcast because it’s amazing! High fives to Brian Southwell, Karla Jimenez, McCall Wells, and Marina Poole!

Uncertainty in Science and Society: What exactly is uncertainty? How do people deal with this concept in science and in their everyday lives? Novelist Chrissy Kolaya joins us to discuss the idea of uncertainty as it relates to her novel, Charmed Particles, which explores public attitudes towards science and the fear of the unknown.