Ellie Roscher sitting on a couch in front of a shelf full of books

Writing, Yoga & Antiracism Offerings


Thursdays July 15-August 19, 2021, 6-8pm

Open to All Levels Live, Online, Zoom

Flash nonfiction calls our attention to detail. In this class, we will read, analyze, write, edit, polish, and submit flash nonfiction pieces. We can focus on quality over quantity, pouring over word choice and raising our own standard of excellence at the sentence level. We will work on drafting and editing, knowing when a piece is ready to submit. We will read from easily accessible online flash nonfiction venues including 100 Word Stories, River Teeth’s Beautiful Things, and Brevity Magazine. These venues regularly accept open submissions. Writing prompts will help hone in on a true moment or follow a thread through time and space to write beautiful and brief prose. We will workshop pieces and students will receive ample feedback and encouragement from the instructor. Students will receive a list of venues to submit to and be supported in moving pieces from draft to submission. REGISTER HERE

My current yoga classes at Up Yoga are

Mondays 9:30am, Mondays 7:15pm, Wednesday 6:00am, Thursday 3:45pm, and Friday meditation 8:00am

UP Yoga has locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and all classes are available on Livestream, too. New folks can get two weeks of unlimited yoga for $40. SIGN UP FOR A CLASS HERE

Whiteness & Antiracism

The Minnesota Writing Project has served Minnesota for over three decades supporting literacy education for Pre-K–College learners including students, teachers, and educational professionals. We, the facilitators of the Whiteness and Antiracism Institute—Kevin Lally, PhD and Ellie Roscher, MFA, MA—have created a learning experience for white-bodied participants to develop their antiracist pedagogy and better understand themselves as racial beings. We do this through lecture, reading, small and large group discussions, writing, and embodiment exercises. We examine whiteness on societal, curricular, and personal levels, so that by better understanding and contextualizing ourselves as white people, we can enact more powerful antiracist pedagogies.

Information & Registration for Teachers: Register at MWP

Information & Registration for Sports: ellieroscher.com/events