Friday, April 23, 2010

Saturday Writers "Seeds of Change" Workshop With Jen Cullerton Johnson

Tomorrow, members of Saturday Writers, local children, teens, teachers, and parents have a rare opportunity to participate in a special "Seeds of Changs" workshop.

Jen Cullerton Johnson, author of Seeds of Change, will present a workshop designed to give participants the tools to write about the environment around them. Jen Cullerton Johnson has published fiction and creative nonfiction in literary journals and magazines. She holds a MFA in Non-Fiction, a MEd in Curriculum and Development and is a founding member of MuseWrite a literary arts organization based in Chicago. She lives and teaches in Chicago, Illinois.

During the "Seeds of Change" workshop participants will learn how to observe nature through keeping a nature journal. They will use their inspiration to write a piece of their choice: poetry, short story, essay, etc.

The workshop will be presented at the St. Peters Arts and Community Center, 1035 St. Peters Howell Road. Registration opens at 9:45, followed by the mini-workshop which begins at 10:30.

Children and teen writing contest winners will receive their awards at noon, followed by lunch at 12:30. Open mic begins at 1:30, and the event ends at 3:00 p.m. Visit the Events page of the SW website for detailed schedule and to find out how to sign up for the open mic event.

This special event will feature door prizes, refreshments, pizza for lunch, book signings, and lots more. Margo Dill Balinski does an excellent job planning and organizing our annual workshop each year, and this one promises to be extra special.

Hope to see you there. The "Seeds of Change" workshop is sponsored by:

*Saturday Writers
* Missouri Writers’ Guild, (
*Cindy Allen, Saturday Writers board member
*Margo L. Dill, (Editor 911: editing services and business writing,
*Amy Harke-Moore, (The Write Helper, editing services
*Lou Turner, (High Hill Press,
* Donna Volkenannt, (Donna’s Book Pub and author of stories in Cup of Comfort for Christmas, Cup of Comfort for Military Families, Cup of Comfort for Women, and Irish Inspirations)


  1. I'm looking forward to it!


  2. P.S. It was a great workshop. I'll post more about what I learned later this week.

  3. Thanks, Donna for the post. It was wonderful to meet so many great writers, especially such a cool Irish one like you!
    Again, thanks for sharing the table with me.

  4. Hi Jen,
    It was a great day and sharing a table with you was my pleasure.


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