The Future's first resident-Glenda Reed!

We got 42 applications for the first residency at The Future! We're still in the midst of confirming artists, but our first one is here now! 

Glenda Reed is an award-winning, feminist writer, artist, educator, and adventurer. She's received funding from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts among others. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction and The Best Travel Writing. Glenda is also a winner of The Moth StorySLAM. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and through the Hennepin County Library. Her in-progress memoir follows the years she set out to sail around the world by hitchhiking on sailboats. At a time when the backlash against women’s social progress and feminism is at a peak, Reed is writing her own true life story of one woman who charted her own course for adventure (


November 17: Writing as Healing

In this workshop participants will explore how writing can help us heal our relationship to our own stories. Discussions and writing exercises will be drawn from Louise DeSalvo’s Writing as a Way of Healing and Writing Works: A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities, among other sources. This workshop is open to all writers at any level, including those interested in getting started writing and writers who have been working for years. Please bring a notebook or paper and pen or pencil. 

7-9pm. $5-$50 sliding scale suggested admission.