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All library Legacy programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the sponsoring library or organization.

Special Events
Arts, History, and Cultural Programs in Viking Library System
These projects are funded in part or in whole with monies from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Bring the Loft to You

Virtual Writing Classes for Adults


Join us in a virtual classroom for 90-minute sessions led by teaching artists from the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.
Classes are free but registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the program.

For teens: Writing Great College Application Essays

Saturday, March 2

1:00-2:30 pm

Led by teaching artist Kris Bigalk

Learn to utilize basic creative writing craft elements such as strong characterization, compelling narrative structure, an interesting premise to write the best possible college application essay. Leave with ideas that will get you started on writing an essay that’ll really wow your readers! Register here.

Hosted by Fergus Falls Public Library


For adults: TikTok for Writers: Make Your Mark

Saturday, March 9

12:30-2:00 pm

Led by teaching artist Blythe Baird

Amplify your unique literary voice and discover the art of creating viral literary content on TikTok! This class explores the secrets behind trending videos and teaches you how to use the platform’s features to spotlight your writing. Learn how to craft engaging short-form narratives, adapt your writing for the TikTok audience, and use visual storytelling techniques to complement your words. This class is perfect for writers looking to expand their audience and make their mark on TikTok. Register here.

Hosted by Morris Public Library


For adults: Researching & Writing Historical Fiction

Tuesday, March 19

6:30-8:00 pm

Led by teaching artist Alys Dutton

Writing a novel or a story based in history can be daunting. Where do you begin to understand the past, and how can you accurately portray it in your fiction? Learn tools for researching past eras, historical archives and artifacts, and embed them seamlessly in your story to make your writing feel true to the time, distinct, and exciting! Register here​.

Hosted by Thorson Memorial Library in Elbow Lake


For adults: Elements of Creative Nonfiction

Saturday, March 23

10:30-12:00 noon

Led by teaching artist Nell Morningstar Ubbelohde

Students will learn techniques for writing memoir, essay, literary criticism, and opinion pieces. This class focuses on strengthening the writers’ authentic voice. Register here.

Hosted by Perham Area Public Library


For adults: Seven Possibilities for Line Breaks in Poetry

Wednesday, April 10

6:30-8:00 pm

Led by teaching artist Michael Kleber-Diggs

In this workshop, students will study seven possibilities for line breaks in poetry. The session will include written exercises, discussion of the seven strategies, and consideration of why line breaks matter so much in poetry. Register here.

Hosted by Fergus Falls Public Library

For more information, contact Gail Nordstrom at

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