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The Stories from the Flood project, led by the Driftless Writing Center, will help people who live in the Kickapoo River and Coon Creek watersheds record what they experienced during the devastating flooding of 2018.

We invite you and others to tell the story of what you experienced in a workshop at the De Soto Public Library.

We have scheduled two workshops:
July 24th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
July 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You’ll get the chance to write your story (with help from Driftless Writing Center volunteers) or have it audio or video recorded. DWC will provide paper and pens. Feel free to bring a laptop if you’re more comfortable writing that way.

Participating in a story workshop does not mean you have to share your story. It’s up to you. We will ask for your permission in writing before making your story public. DWC plans to share collected stories in a story booklet, in a digital archive, and in a report for media and policymakers.

Sharing your story will:
• help our communities make smarter plans to prevent future flooding—plans that take the interests of local residents into account
• educate local, state, and national decision makers about what our region needs to survive and prosper in the face of increasingly variable weather
• document our area’s unique history and way of life for your neighbors and future generations
• see that your individual experience is part of a bigger picture
• reflect on what you’ve experienced and what you need going forward

If you’re unable to attend one of the scheduled workshops, you may still have your story recorded. Just let us know when and where is convenient for you. Contact us at
You can also share your story through the “Share Your Story” link at the top of this website.

Earlier Event: July 24
De Soto Public Library