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E.g., 06/18/2019
E.g., 06/18/2019

Poets Jamie Heller and Al Ortolani will lead an interactive poetry writing experience. Members of the audience will contribute to a group project guided by the presenters. Heller and Ortolani will respond with their own work in a style that celebrates a day’s moments that deserve recognition before they drift by, as moments do.

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Writers, unite. You might be seeking critique, a great prompt or just shared space to focus on your work-in-progress. Find inspiration and other local writers here at the Library. Connect with the Johnson County writing community and hone your craft. Light refreshments will be served.

May program presented by Library staff member Helen Hokanson
June and August programs presented by author, editor and writing coach Jessica Conoley
July program presented by Tiffany White, writing...

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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.

May: Strange Pictures as Prompts
June: Guest writer Emma Fernhout, Johnson County Library
July: Creepy Campfire Stories with a Twist
August: Colors of the Seasons

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Aisha Sharif will read from her book, To Keep From Undressing. This is a sensitive poetry collection about her experiences as an African-American Muslim woman. Time for discussion will address her writing process, and she welcomes discussion about cultural identity.

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Writers, unite. You might be seeking critique, a great prompt or just shared space to focus on your work-in-progress. Find inspiration and other local writers here at the Library. Connect with the Johnson County writing community and hone your craft. Light refreshments will be served.

May program presented by Library staff member Helen Hokanson
June and August programs presented by author, editor and writing coach Jessica Conoley
July program presented by Tiffany White, writing...

Continue reading »

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.

May: Strange Pictures as Prompts
June: Guest writer Emma Fernhout, Johnson County Library
July: Creepy Campfire Stories with a Twist
August: Colors of the Seasons

Continue reading »

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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