Calling All Writers for Voices of the Valley Project

The Voices of the Valley Writing Project is seeking writers who are interested in a nonprofit volunteer project focused on interviewing and writing the stories of international Red River Valley residents.

We seek to connect local writers with the diverse population that resides in the Red River Valley Region, while offering a local, artistic experience for the entire community. The relationship that is formed during the interview process will be integral to the project, and the story should be a reflection of both the interviewee and the artistic vision of the writer.

Potential interviewees could include New Americans, refugees, or citizens originally from a different country. In collaboration with their interviewees, writers will compose international residents’ stories in a creative nonfiction format.

Stories should be 2000 to 2750 words, written in a creative nonfiction format (not journalism). All well-developed stories that meet the project requirements will be included in a bound copy of Writing Stories: Voices of the Valley, 2nd edition. Three to four stories will receive a time slot at the University of North Dakota Writers Conference for a public reading. *


-Interviews should be completed by February 15th.

-Final Drafts should be completed by March 2nd.

-Collection goes to print March 9th.

-Voices of the Valley reading is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Attached to this email are more details about the project. If interested, please contact Erin Kunz ( or Emily Hill ( for more information.


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