Creative Writing

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    EYM 2024 Session A

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Brenda is a writer and teaching artist who is passionate about helping others voice their lives through creative storytelling and book arts. She earned an MS in journalism from Boston University and a PhD from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Writing Studies. In addition to teaching at the Loft Literary Center, the Madeline Island School of the Arts, and at schools, libraries, and historical societies, Brenda works with amazing children facing rare and chronic health conditions and their equally amazing families to help tell their stories.

About Expand Your Mind

For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students

A Unique Experience on a College Campus

Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.

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