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Mining the Everyday to Make Your Story Heard

Join the Driftless Writing Center in hosting lauded poet Isaac Pickell as he leads a generative poetry workshop in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10 am - 12 pm (CT)

Vernon County Historical Society Museum
410 S. Center Avenue, Viroqua, Wisconsin

Registration is limited. To register, click here.

The Driftless Writing Center is delighted to host an in-person generative poetry workshop led by lauded poet Isaac Pickell—titled “Mining the Everyday to Make Your Story Heard.” The workshop will be held at the Vernon County Historical Society Museum in Viroqua, Wisconsin, on November 4, 2023.

About Isaac Pickell’s workshop:

Part of the brilliance of poetry is its ability to take the everyday and make it sparkle, uncovering the magic in the quotidian experiences we all share. But the other side of poetry is just as important: its ability to uncover truths we may be unable or unwilling to access without it. In this generative session, through invention writing and a focus on detail, we will work together to find those things we know in our hearts but keep close to the vest, discover the stories we've been waiting a lifetime to tell.

About Isaac Pickell:

Isaac Pickell is a Black and Jewish poet, PhD candidate, and adjunct instructor in Detroit, and a graduate of Miami University's Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. He is the author of two collections of poetry, everything saved will be last (Black Lawrence Press, 2021) and It’s not over once you figure it out (Black Ocean, 2023), and his recent work can be found in Brevity, Copper Nickel, FENCE, Passages North, and Poetry Daily. Isaac’s taken a seat in all fifty states and has so much to look forward to. Check out what he's writing today at

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