Normandale hosts the 10th Annual Writing Festival on October 24

By Kris Bigalk - Creative Writing Instructor

Normandale will host the 10th annual Writing Festival on Thursday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Writing Festival features sessions on screenwriting, fiction, poetry, and more. Award-winning author Shannon Gibney will give the keynote address entitled "Using Fiction to Write Across Chasms: Imagination as Bridge" at 12 p.m. in the Kopp Student Center Garden Room.  

Home to a nationally-known AFA in Creative Writing program, Normandale boasts seven published authors on its faculty, including a Minnesota Book Award winner and an Alex Award winner.  

Sessions will be facilitated by guest writers and writing professionals, along with Normandale faculty. Featured guests include Beth Mayer, Carolyn Holbrook, Frank Bures, and Natalie Fowler.  

No registration is necessary, and all events are free and open to the public. For more information on the Normandale Writing Festival, please contact Kris Bigalk, Director of Creative Writing, at kris.bigalk@normandale.edu or (952) 358-8384.