Plains Writers Workshop – April 1st, 2022
Dr. Sara Henning


On Friday, April 1, 2022, from 1-4 p.m., Dr. Sara Henning will be leading a workshop entitled “Write Your Way to Wonder: A Workshop, Talk, and Reading with Sara Henning.” Dr. Henning will read from her newly published poetry collection Terra Incognita and lead audience members through writing exercises to generate their own poetry. The program will be followed by a book signing and the opportunity to meet with the featured author as well as learn more about the English program at Wayne State College. Refreshments will be provided.

The workshop will be held in the Gardner Hall Auditorium and is free of charge and open to the public. We encourage writers of any level to join us in this special afternoon of creativity. Paper and pencils will be provided, but if you would prefer to write via a laptop or other electronic device, please feel free to bring it with you.

Though pre-registration is not required, we do ask, if possible, that you email us by March 28 to let us know how many will be attending. Emails and other questions may be directed to Dr. Stephanie Marcellus at [email protected].

Presenter Info: 

Sara Henning is the author of View from True North (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018), co-winner of the 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and the 2019 High Plains Book Award. Her second award-winning collection of poetry, Terra Incognita, won the 2021 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Ohio University Press. Her latest collection of poems, Burn, was recently chosen by Allison Joseph as a 2022 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Editor’s Selection, and it will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2023. Her honors include the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, the George Bogin Memorial Award, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, and awards from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been published in journals such as Quarterly WestCrab Orchard ReviewWitnessCrazyhorse, Meridian, and the Cincinnati Review.

Sara is the Coordinator of Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she also serves as poetry editor for Stephen F. Austin State University Press. To learn more about our featured author, please visit her website at