Telling the wildest, funniest, or most captivating stories is all in the details. Learn how to construct a rich narrative that will lift your characters and setting off of the page. Leave with skills in how to create three dimensional characters, write realistic dialogue, and practice bringing the five senses to life. Come prepared to write, explore your creativity, and have a lot of fun. Location TBD.

Instructor: Susan Devan Harness
When: Saturday, May 11th
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost:  $35

Susan Devan Harness, MA, author of Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption (University of Nebraska Press, October 1, 2018) is a member of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes as well as an American Indian transracial adoptee. Ms. Harness has written and presented extensively about American Indian assimilation policies, including child placement, both nationally and internationally. Her research in cultural anthropology at Colorado State University resulted in her first book, Mixing Cultural Identities Through Transracial Adoption: Outcomes of the Indian Adoption Project (1958-1967), which examined issues and outcomes of American Indian children who had been placed into Euro-American homes.

Ms. Harness holds a MA in Cultural Anthropology as well as a MA in Creative Nonfiction Writing, both from Colorado State University. Ms. Harness is an affiliate with the Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University.

Ms. Harness is still very much involved in the topic of American Indian transracial adoption and continues to write and lecture about this topic and American Indian assimilation policies and practices. Ms. Harness’ husband, Richard, is a Certified Wildlife Biologist for EDM International, Inc. in Fort Collins, CO. Their two sons, Chris and Dan, live nearby with their families.