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E.g., 01/22/2020
E.g., 01/22/2020

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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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

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. 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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Teens celebrate the 17th issue of elementia, our award-winning teen literary magazine. Explore concepts of our theme, Connections, with National Poetry Slam winner Rudy Francisco. Enjoy art exhibits and readings by these young artists. Free copies of elementia and refreshments will be served. Books by Rudy Francisco will be available for purchase and signing.

Rudy will also lead a spoken word workshop at Lenexa City Center Library and give a spoken word performance at Central Resource Library on...

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elementia honoree Rudy Francisco will lead a workshop for aspiring poets and spoken word artists. Whether you’re looking to turn poetry and performance into a profession or refine the work you create just for yourself, you will build confidence in your work and learn how writing, poetry and oral storytelling can empower and connect you to yourself and others.

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As an artist, Rudy Francisco combines activism and poetry to enlighten the minds of those who witness his performance. Enjoy a rare performance by one of the most recognizable names in spoken word poetry. Local poet Jen Harris will interview Francisco before the performance. Light refreshments will be served.

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