Aspiring writers had the opportunity to explore three historic sites in a series of on-location writing workshops facilitated by Professor Judy Grigg Hansen of the College of Southern Idaho. College students, high school students, and community members were invited to interesting historical and natural locations where they toured the sites and spent time writing while at the sites. Hansen's idea was to get people out of the classroom and actually walk in the footsteps of pioneers, incarcerees, and other historical figures.
The third workshop was held at Minidoka National Historic Site, the site of the Minidoka War Relocation Center during World War II. Minidoka was one of ten War Relocation Centers created to house the over 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated in 1942.
Four results from that writing workshop and tour of Minidoka National Historic Site: