Donna Besel – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Donna Besel grew up in Whiteshell Provincial Park and self-identifies as a boreal writer. She loves writing of all kinds, and leads workshops for all ages. Her first book, Lessons from a Nude Man, a collection of short stories, was published by Hagios Press in 2015 and earned a fourth place spot on McNally Robinson’s list of 2015 bestsellers.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: August 22 to September 4

During her time at Deep Bay, Donna plans to rewrite and edit seventeen linked short stories called Stories from Lost Lake set in a fictional wilderness community .  Each story deals with a loss of some kind – be it an animal, parent, innocence, or a combination of many losses all at once. As part of her residency, Besel will also lead a creative writing workshop.

Reading and Conversation with the Artist

Thursday, August 25th at 7:30 p.m.
Clear Lake Bowling Greens

On Thursday, August 25th join Donna at the bowling green for a reading of her latest work, Stories from Lost Lake.

Creative Writing Workshop at the Deep Bay Cabin

Sunday, August 28th at 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Deep Bay Cabin 

On Sunday, August 28th come to the Deep Bay Cabin for a creative writing workshop for all ages. Bring your ideas and something to write on. Open to ages 10 and up.