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Saturday, April 21 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Writing about grief, violence, fear, and trauma

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Writing personal stories (or fiction drawn from real life experiences) about trauma and grief is an incredibly intimate and vulnerable gift. This panel will look at the ethical and therapeutic issues of writing through our personal pain and why these survival stories are cathartic for both the author and the reader. Moderated by UWGB's Christine Smith.

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Renee Beese

Renee Beese, noted Speaker, Author & Spoken Word Artist, draws us in with revealing confessions and profound human introspection. An artist of the soul, Renee locates the ping of dysfunction and invites the love and support we all crave.
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Tara DaPra

Tara DaPra is a lecturer at UW-Green Bay where she teaches creative writing and English composition. As a recovering procrastinator, she’s certain that the process of writing is a great philosophy for most difficult tasks in work and life. Tara’s writing has appeared in such places... Read More →
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Vicky Meawasige Reed

Born and raised in rural Northwestern Ontario, catholic yet following the traditional ways of the Ojibway, Vicky is daughter to Louis and Margaret Meawasige. She left Canada at 25 to forge her own path in the US. Vicky found love, challenges and contentment in the arms of her husband... Read More →
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Gayle Rosengren

As a girl, books were among Gayle’s best friends and inspired her dream of writing for children someday--a dream that only grew stronger over the years. She attended Knox College and graduated with honors in Creative Writing. Her first book, What the Moon Said (Putnam 2014) was... Read More →
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Liza Wiemer

Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with twenty-five years of teaching experience. HELLO?, her debut realistic contemporary YA novel, is set in Door County, Wisconsin and was published by Spencer Hill Press, NY. It was named a Goodreads Best Young Adult Novel and was on Milwaukee... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm CDT
KI Convention Center Room A4 333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301