Media Release from the Grand Marais Public Library - September 13, 2018
Grand Marais Public Library is set to host a writing workshop on Saturday, September 29, from
2:30 to 6 PM. The presenter is Elyse Lawrey, who writes under the name Maddie LeSage, a
published author from Duluth, Minnesota.
The workshop is intended to offer local writers the opportunity to create a short piece of fiction
in one workshop. The goal is for each participant to create a strong character driven piece in the
form of flash fiction (1000 words or less) that a participant might have in finished form by the
end of the workshop. Topics to be covered include: Goals, Motivation, and Conflict, Character
Descriptions and Development, Scene Development, Dialogue, Character Development,
Interview Questions, Character Sketch, and Clothing and Language.
Maddie LeSage writes Romantic Suspense, or Romance with a Twist, as she likes to call it. She
graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in English, and is a member of
Romance Writers of America, Northern Lights Writers (a chapter of RWA) and Sisters in Crime,
an organization for mystery writers. Maddie’s stories take place in and around Duluth where she
currently lives. Her next book, Rescue Me, will take place in a fictitious town called, Cedar Falls
which was inspired by her many visits to Grand Marais, Minnesota.
Grand Marais Public Library
104 2nd Ave W, Box 280
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Contact: Steve Harsin, Director (218) 387-1140 or email@example.com