Jill Stukenberg’s short stories have appeared in Midwestern Gothic, The Collagist (now The Rupture), Wisconsin People and Ideas magazine, and other literary magazines. She is a graduate of the MFA program at New Mexico State University and has received writing grants from the University of Wisconsin Colleges and has been awarded writing residencies at Shake Rag Alley and Write On, Door County. Jill is an Associate Professor of English at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point at Wausau. She grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, has previously taught in New Mexico and in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Wausau with the poet Travis Brown and their eight-year-old.
Setting and background most often conjure stasis. We think of the painted scenery that lines the stage or the near-negative space of a painting. But how and why might a reconsideration of place–and an attempt to write place as specific, dynamic, and forceful–invigorate, recast, or create a new opening into a work of fiction? Writing our environments–both built and “natural”--has basis in an ecological approach to writing and art-making. It is also another way for writers–new or experienced–to come to the page.
Please follow this link for an outline and resources related to the workshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UgtlUwRbtkPAyFXjeUAQbzvCGWJhEMOZC_YSOv8o3T8/edit