Saturday, November 4, 2017

Begins October 6 2017. All adults and senior adults are welcome to join us for coffee and coloring!
Coffee and coloring supplies will be provided or bring your own.
Drop in as long as you like. No registration is required.

Monday, September 25, 2017
10:00 am
Activity Type: 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:   |   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 5: Writers' Critique and Learning Session

The group will review writings created during previous sessions or outside of the workshops. Participants will discuss how to continue improving their craft and enhancing skills. Depending on time available, an additional lesson may be offered.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration Deadline October 28



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   |   816.701.3757



Joseph Di Candeloro, M.A., is a scholar of narrative theory. His background includes studies of ideological currents in history and artistic movements. He received his M.A. from University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire with a thesis on narrative structure. Joseph taught Discourse at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, and he is currently an independent scholar studying Semiotics and the role of narrative in mass movements.

H. C. Palmer served as a battalion surgeon with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1965–66. His work has appeared in New Letters, Poetry Daily, War Literature and the Arts, Narrative Magazine, the New Mexico Poetry Review, I-70 Review, Flint Hills Review, Gray's Sporting Journal, and other journals and anthologies. He is an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. His first book of poems, Feet of the Messenger, from BkMk Press, University of Missouri, Kansas City, is due for release in October 2017.



Each of the four-hour sessions are 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.

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, November 4, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Gene Hackman portrays Colonel Jason Rhodes a man obsessed with finding his son who is listed as "missing in action". After getting nowhere with the government he decides to take matters into his own hands.
This movie contains violent scenes.
No registration is required. Popcorn will be served.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Film Rating: 
R — Restricted
Saddle Up! Film Series
Most big-screen cowboy movies are Westerns. But not all Westerns are cowboy movies, which tend to avoid mythology and give us a feel for real life on the range – ranching, riding, and working cattle.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:30 pm
Film Rating: 
R — Restricted
Bach Aria Soloists, Markus Rathey

When Johann Sebastian Bach’s choral compositions turn to love, it’s in a theological sense. Love of God. Love for one’s neighbor. But the sentiment is transferable to the soulful love we all experience.

When Johann Sebastian Bach’s choral compositions turn to love, it’s in a theological sense. Love of God. Love for one’s neighbor. But the sentiment is transferable to the soulful love we all experience.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
7:30 pm