Workshop with Marsh Muirhead

Capturing the Image and the Moment – from Haiku to Poetry to Prose . . .

How to Infuse Your Writing with the Luminous Particulars

Workshop with Marsh Muirhead

 Through discussion and reading of effective writing in all genres, we will explore and discover what makes good writing “work,” what makes it vital, surprising, mysterious, significant, and luminous! We’ll do some short exercises, using your own ideas, as well as some prompts, in making your own writing luminous as well.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 13, 2014

from 9 AM to 12 Noon

Location: Blueberry Pines Golf Club, Menahga MN 56464

Cost of Workshop and lunch: $35.

(You will receive a coupon for the lunch.)

Instructor Marsh Muirhead is a dentist, pilot and flight instructor, writer and photographer living on the banks of the Mississippi near Bemidji, Minnesota. His commentaries, reviews, and poetry have been heard on public radio stations KCRB and KBXE, and published in the Bemidji Pioneer. His poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals including Rattle, New Mexico Poetry Review, Carolina Quarterly, The Southeast Review, Minnetonka Review, North Dakota Review, The Talking Stick, and elsewhere. He has published more than one hundred haiku in all the major haiku journals in the United States, several of which have won prizes, many anthologized in major collections. He is the author of a guidebook – Key West Explained – a guide for the traveler, and a collection of haiku – her cold martini.

The Talking Stick 23 Book Release Party and this Writers’ Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Blueberry Pines, located between Park Rapids and Menahga MN on Highway 71. Blueberry Pines Golf Course and Country Club is located approximately 4 miles north of Menahga MN and 8 miles south of Park Rapids MN.

The workshop will run from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The Workshop cost includes lunch at noon. The Book Release Party will start at 1 PM and run till approximately 4 PM. The Book Release Party is free. Lunch at noon will be on your own if you are just attending the Book Release Party. Dinner/supper after the Book Release Party will be on your own.

 This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from

Itasca-Mantrap Co-op. Electrical Association through Operation Round Up.

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP. Please email Sharon Harris at to sign up. Be sure to include your name and mailing address, phone number, and email address. Make out your $35 check (for workshop and lunch) to Jackpine Writers’ Bloc and mail it to: Sharon Harris, 13320 149th Ave, Menahga MN 56464. We will limit this workshop to the first 30 participants.