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E.g., 08/17/2019
E.g., 08/17/2019

Poets Diane Glancy and Peter Mishler will share selections from their newest collections. There will be time for discussion of the stories and influences behind their poems, and each will touch on their own approach to the craft of writing.

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Writers, unite! You may be seeking critique, a great prompt or just to share space while you focus on your work-inprogress. Join us and let’s write together. We divide our large meeting room into zones: one table for quiet writing, one for conversation, one where a prompt is provided, and one where folks who are looking for feedback or critique can connect. You’ll find inspiration and connection with other local writers while honing your craft. Light refreshments served.

Hosts will be present to facilitate introductions and will alternately include author, editor, and writing coach...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.
 

Leawood topics:
September: Word Wars
October: Zines as Activism
November: Slam Poetry
December: Songwriting Relay

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This event will be held at InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Newton St., Overland Park, KS 66204.

Johnson County Library sponsors a monthly creative writing contest. Come hear local writers read their works at Now Presenting. Pat Daneman, Karin L. Frank and David Lee Garrison are among this season’s presenters. Details on our writing contests and how to enter your
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Writers, unite! You may be seeking critique, a great prompt or just to share space while you focus on your work-inprogress. Join us and let’s write together. We divide our large meeting room into zones: one table for quiet writing, one for conversation, one where a prompt is provided, and one where folks who are looking for feedback or critique can connect. You’ll find inspiration and connection with other local writers while honing your craft. Light refreshments served.

Hosts will be present to facilitate introductions and will alternately include author, editor, and writing coach...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.
 

Monticello topics:
October: Kick Off and Connections
November: Workshop elementia and NaNoWriMo

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Register online for this program or call 913.826.4600. Registration opens August 1 at 9 am.

Words are powerful tools that can encourage, entertain and excite. This program is for Girl Scout Juniors working on their Scribe badges. Each participant will make a book where they can share poetry, highlight short stories, journal favorite Girl Scout memories and provide pages for their article and essay. You will not be able to complete the badge at the program, and adult assistance is recommended. Designed for Scouts, open to all. Space is limited to 24 students for this...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.
 

Leawood topics:
September: Word Wars
October: Zines as Activism
November: Slam Poetry
December: Songwriting Relay

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Art museums and healthcare programs have a lot in common. Learn how educators and healthcare experts have worked together to use visual artwork with active learning exercises aligned with reading, writing, speaking and listening. We’ll study contemporary art works from the Nerman Museum collection, including the painting “Surgery” by the renowned Dana Schutz. Participants will learn strategies to hone communication skills that help students work as teams, to consider other perspectives, and to stay objective in critical situations.

This program is presented by Karen Gerety Folk. ...

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A zine is a self-published booklet that can be one-of-a-kind or a multiple. Yours could be a narrative comic or an autobiography; you could include collage to turn a simple essay into something more enticing. We’ll have various media on hand such as pens and markers, collage materials and a copy machine. We’ll talk about formatting and reproducing media, too. Supplies provided; you can bring your own supplies too, and stuff you’ve been working on. Space is limited; please register online.

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