"Find your story by telling your stories."
That’s the message of author and columnist Brent Olson who will be in residence in Fosston, April 5-6. Brent is an award winning author who has published “Letters from a Peasant”, “The Lay of the Land”, “Still Whistling”, “Papa”, and “The Inadvertent Café”. Olson’s writings have earned awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association and the Midwest Independent Publishers Association. In 2012 he was named a Bush Foundation Fellow. Hog farmer, county commissioner, entrepreneur, husband, father, and grandfather are just a few of the many adventures that are a part of Olson’s life and writings. He has filed stories from six continents but calls rural Ortonville, MN home. His writings take in many of the everyday happenings of the human existence and turns them into humorous, touching, and poignant stories. We all can relate to the subjects and events that find their way into his syndicated column which appears weekly in the Northern Star newspaper.
Mr. Olson will be in the English classes at Fosston High School during the day on April 5. The public will be treated, at no charge, to his storytelling and conversations in the evening at 7 p.m. in the FCLAA auditorium followed by an artist reception. Saturday morning, Mr. Olson will lead a writer’s workshop at the arts center from 9-12.
“….Too many people wonder if they have anything to say, but everyone has at least one great story inside them. The workshop will lead you to find the story you were born to tell.”
Registration for the workshop is $15 and can be accessed by the FCLAA website or by the contact information on flyers that will be distributed to businesses in Fosston.
To Register, select this link: Workshop Registration
This activity is hosted by the Fosston Community Library and Arts Center (FCLAA) and is made possible by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.