Events & Classes

An invitation for writers, would be writers, creatives and dreamers of all sorts.

Retreat to the restored Nome Schoolhouse to explore the writer within, the projects you carry, the voice that is uniquely yours and what is it that you have to say.

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Join Carol Kapaun Ratchenski, 2019 Birdy Poetry Prize winner, Ruth Maus, 2019 finalist, JC Mehta, 2020 winner, and Brian Daldorph, 2020 finalist, for the Birdy Poetry Prize Reading and 2021 announcement on Saturday, March 13, 6 pm CT. Details at

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/ POSTPONED / due to rising COVID-19 infections. We look forward to rescheduling once we can safely host this Enneagram Workshop!

Join Linda Johansen and Carol Kapaun Ratchenski for an Enneagram Workshop on Saturday, October 24, 9 am to 4 pm at Shannalee Event Center, 313 Broadway, Fargo. Tuition – $125. Limited space to achieve social distancing. To register, call Carol Kapaun Ratchenski at 701.261.2955 or email

The ancient symbol of the Enneagram has become one of today’s most popular systems for self- understanding based on nine distinct personality types.   Discovering the gifts and pitfalls of our type improves our relationships and helps us achieve our highest potentials. An understanding of ALL the types increases our compassion and appreciation of others.

With so much information out there for enhancing personal and spiritual growth, how do we discern what is right for us?  Some well-meaning advice may open us up to more depth, but some of it may reinforce what is already not working.  The Enneagram recognizes that “one size does NOT fit all.”  For example, placing more emphasis on their feelings may catalyze a life-changing breakthrough for one type, while that same advice to another type might be like pouring gas on a fire.

This workshop is an introduction to the Nine types, including questions for personal reflection and suggestions for taking the practice deeper.  It can be the beginning of a life-long process of discovering your true nature.

It will be helpful if you have an idea of your type when you arrive at the workshop.  Several low-cost tests can be found on the internet.   The one we recommend can be found at and click on Take The RHETI.

Join Carol Kapaun Ratchenski (online) for The Making of a Creative Life this Saturday, July 11, 1 pm. Free. Register through this link to receive the Zoom meeting details.

Finding our creative way through 2020 has been a challenge and an invitation. Deep imagination, hope, trial and error, despair: all this has likely visited you in the past few months. This gathering for creatives, all experience levels, will explore your particular path to a summer filled with creativity, wellness and hope.