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E.g., 12/15/2019
E.g., 12/15/2019

Join a poet and an illustrator in conversation about the melding of their crafts. K.W. Peery and Bruce McLain met at a poetry reading, formed a friendship and developed a strong working relationship. McLain has illustrated four of Peery’s poetry collections. You’ll hear about how they develop their individual crafts and how they’ve learned to work together to create cohesive work.

 

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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.

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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. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.

January: Letters to Your Future Selves
February: Words of Kindness
March: Make Your Own Magnetic Prose
April: Rudy Francisco Book Discussion and Poem Scramble Prompt

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Local writers Brian Daldorph, Martha Gershun and Lori Stratton will share their winning stories from our creative writing contest. There will be time for discussion of the stories, the influences behind their work, 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.

Don't miss our special edition of...

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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. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.

January: Letters to Your Future Selves
February: Words of Kindness
March: Make Your Own Magnetic Prose
April: Rudy Francisco Book Discussion and Poem Scramble Prompt

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Join Tosca Lee for a pens-out, interactive session designed to delve into our personal motivation for writing. Gain practical advice to reach the finish line, how to harness our personal and writing strengths, the components of stories that readers can’t put down and the habits of a sane and long career.​

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny, Firstborn), Iscariot, The Legend of...

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Stories ring with truth when they are cast with characters as multi-dimensional, complex and sympathetic as we are. Tosca Lee is best known for bringing even maligned characters to vivid life. Join her for a pens-out working session on creating characters of such depth and relevance that they will remain with your readers long after they’re turned the last page.

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory...

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This event will be at Write Central, 7001 N. Locust, Gladstone, MO 64118.

It causes procrastination. It freezes us up. It makes us worry. It’s the f-word every writer deals with: fear. Join Tosca Lee for an inspiring, pens-out workshop on overcoming the biggest writing block of all. There will be time for Q&A.

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Line Between, The House of Bathory Duology (The Progeny,...

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Louder Than a Bomb Kansas City gives a teenager a pen, a page, a mic and a stage, and steps out of the way to watch a poet emerge and a community grow. It’s an annual city-wide youth poetry festival with a hip-hop aesthetic celebrating young poets in the Kansas City metro. This spring, more than 15 teams compete for the crown. Join us for a series of preliminary bouts with schools from across Kansas City. Full schedule and participating schools can be found online at ltabkc.org.

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