Saturday, October 28, 2017

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
vetswrite@kclibrary.org   |   816.701.3757

2017 Veterans Writing Workshop is designed to help veterans and their families develop the writing and narrative skills that can empower them to tell their stories, whether they be true-life accounts or wholly original tales.

 

SESSION 4: Polish the Details

Writers will learn the tools of the trade in the all-important job of shaping their writing for final publication or personal use. Participants will explore how word usage and punctuation can create meaning and tone. Writers can also receive advice/critiques from the session leaders of writing they have produced in the sessions or have been working on at home.

Lunch will be provided.


Registration Deadline October 21

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2017 WORKSHOP:

October 7: Session 1—Writers' Critique and Point of View
October 14: Session 2—Begin with Memoir
October 21: Session 3—The Power of Imagery
October 28: Session 4—Polish the Details
November 4: Session 5—Writers' Critique and Learning Session

All sessions run 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Lunch will be provided. The workshop is free and open to past or present military members and family members of veterans. Attendees must register for each session and are strongly encouraged to attend all five.

Presented by the Missouri Humanities Council, The Writers Place, The Moral Injury Association of America, and The Kansas City Public Library.

For questions or to register for the series, contact vetswrite@kclibrary.org   |   816.701.3757

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SESSION INSTRUCTORS:

Catherine Anderson, M.A., is the author of Woman with a Gambling Mania (2014), selected as one the Kansas City Star's best books of the year, and two other full-length collections of poetry. She is the recipient of a recent Pushcart Prize and has won poetry prizes from the I-70 Review and the Crab Orchard Review.

Robert Cole, M.A., received his M.A. in English from UMKC. He worked for ten years at area newspapers, including the Kansas City Business Journal and the Kansas City Star. He teaches English composition as a member of the adjunct faculty at Longview Community College and at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

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ABOUT THE SERIES:

Each of the four-hour Veterans Writing Workshops is conducted by professional writers and educators; they provide the same high level of instruction as a college or university writing course. Sessions cover a variety of topics, ranging from crafting narratives and vivid language to editing and publication. Participants are not required to write about their military experience.

Workshops are FREE, but space is limited and registration is required. Participation in all five sessions is highly encouraged

The 2017 series is also part of the Big Read KC, a community-wide reading of the seminal Vietnam War book The Things They Carried. Explore events and activities at the Kansas City Public Library or around the region.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join us for our annual celebration of fall! We’ll have old-fashioned games, pumpkin painting, and giant scarecrows.

We’re serving up hot dogs, witch’s brew, and popcorn too!

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11am - 1pm

On the lawns of the Ruiz Library and Aguirre Community Center
(2017 & 2050 West Pennway Street)

For info, donations, or to volunteer: Amy Morris, Ruiz Library (816) 701-3565 or amymorris@kclibrary.org Jorge Coromac, Westsode CAN Center (816) 842-1298 or jorgec@westsidecan.org

Sponsored by the Irene H. Ruiz Library, Tony Aguirre Community Center, and the Westside Community Action Network

Saturday, October 28, 2017
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Front Lines to Homefront: The Vietnam War in Cinema

The Vietnam War has provided fertile ground for filmmakers for more than 50 years. Amid the fall 2017 Big Read KC, the Kansas City Public Library screens four of the most important big-screen studies of the war and its impact on American society as judged by filmmaker, screenwriter, and University of Missouri-Kansas City associate professor Mitch Brian. All are shown in the Central Library’s lower-level Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
1:30 pm
Film Rating: 
R — Restricted

October's movie will be Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul

Saturday, October 28, 2017
2:00 pm
Film Rating: 
NR - Not Rated
Looking to add to, or launch,  your collection of fine art books and other media? The Friends of the Kansas City Public Library offer hundreds of items — books, DVDs, and CDs — spotlighting art, music, film, and photography ranging from used to gift quality. Most items are priced at $3 or less. Specialty books start at $5.
Looking to add to, or launch,  your collection of fine art books and other media? The Friends of the Kansas City Public Library offer hundreds of items — books, DVDs, and CDs — spotlighting art, music, film, and photography ranging from used to gift quality. Most items are priced at $3 or less. Specialty books start at $5.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Program: 
10:00 am