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Writing workshop program: Kevin McKelvey at fulton County Public Library

Kevin McKelvey

Oct. 22, 2022
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Fulton County Public Library
320 West 7th St
Rochester, IN 46975

Kevin McKelvey will present a writing workshop at 1 p.m. Edt on saturday, oct. 22, at fulton county public library.

Kevin will be leading a writing workshop for aspiring writers including instruction on the fiction, non-fiction, and poetry genres. Attendees will receive a free journal and the event is free and open to attend. For more information regarding this event, please contact the Fulton County Public Library at 574-223-1008.

Kevin McKelvey is a place-based poet, writer, designer, and social practice artist. He teaches at University of Indianapolis and directs the MA in Social Practice Art. His first book, Dream Wilderness Poems, is a poetic trail guide for the Deam Wilderness Area near Bloomington that represents years of exploration in the Hoosier National Forest. Other poems are collected in Indiana Nocturnes, a collaboration on Indiana’s urban and rural divide with another native Hoosier, Curtis L. Crisler. McKelvey has been a writer-in-residence in the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon and at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. This inspired him to bring this model to Indiana, working with local land trusts to create annual, centuries-long creative and scientific reflections on natural areas, including NICHES Land Trust and ACRES Land Trust. His work in novels, essays, social practice, and placemaking continues to explore the intersections of art, writing, ecology, gardening, food, and farming. McKelvey attended DePauw University in Greencastle and completed his MFA in Poetry and Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.