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Writers’ Night Out

February 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Everyone is a writer, and everyone deserves a chance to be playful with words. Writers Night Out boosts creativity with fun writing games accompanied by wine (and special non-alcoholic beverages), great food, and camaraderie. Ely’s third annual Writers Night Out will be held Wednesday, Feb 12th, at the Ely Folk School from 5:30-9:30. The cost is $25, payable at the door. Registration is limited to 24 participants, so sign up soon to assure a place at the table. Email raven1@ravenwords.com or call 365-3375 (leave a message).

February 12, 2020

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@Ely Folk School





Lacey Squier is an avid journaler. She began journaling in 2009, and since that time has filled over 21 notebooks with erratic and often illegible chicken scratch. Her favorite pastimes are thinking thoughts and feeling feelings, but she has a productivity complex (thus the counting of the journals). The journals help her capture said thoughts and feelings. “Capture” much like water is captured in cupped hands, that is. Lacey was a student of the Hamline University Creative Writing program before moving to Ely a year go. It was through her studies at Hamline that she became particularly interested in the creative process — how does it work? Must one schedule creativity into a planner, or simply wait for a bolt of inspiration? Workshop participants will have the opportunity to critically examine their own creative processes in collaboration with Lacey and each other.



Terry Horstman started playing basketball as a child in Minneapolis and grew up to become the all-time lowest scoring player in the history of Minnesota high school hoops. A dubious record, but one that can never be broken. His work has been published by or forthcoming from Taco Bell Quarterly, The Growler, Eater, USA TODAY Sports Media Group, Unplugg’d, and he once Googled ‘submission guidelines for The New Yorker.’ He is a graduate of the MFA in creative writing program at Hamline University, a teaching artist at the Loft Literary Center, and the founding editor of the Under Review. When not writing, he is probably eating buffalo wings and would love to know where he can find the best wings in Ely. He lives and writes in Northeast Minneapolis.



Vince O’Connor is an award-winning poet who’s first poem, about protozoa, was published when he was in fourth grade, started a lifelong passion for writing. He is a member of the League of Minnesota Poets, the Academy of American Poets, and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, you can find his poetry in various print and online publications, and his first chapbook, “Lessons from Life”, is forthcoming from Local Gems Press.


February 12, 2020
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Johnnie Hyde
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Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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