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Paula Ripple, Speaker

Former English Composition Teacher at Dodge City Community College

Free Speech in Kansas: Community Writing Workshops

As part of the special Pulitzer initiative, Kansas nonprofits can invite trained instructors to facilitate writing workshops in their communities. Just as William Allen White defended free speech “by voice, by posted card, by letter, or by press,” participants are welcome to express themselves through essays, poems, letters to the editor, memoirs, fiction—any way they so choose. Writing workshops are available as program funding allows.

Contact Paula directly about leading a writing workshop
(620) 227-6575

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  3. If interested, you can apply for funding to bring this speaker to your community. Find out how. (Please note: Completed applications, including the DUNS number, must be submitted six weeks before the event date to be considered for funding. Humanities Kansas is not able to fund applications that do not meet this requirement.)
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  5. Tell us how it went. After the event, download and fill out a Speakers Bureau Evaluation and Cost Share Form and email them to Abigail Kaup.
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