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Poetry Playhouse: Exploring the World of Poetry

Wed, Aug 28 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Drawing from your experiences, explore the power of poetry to discover what you have to say to yourself and the world. Poets of all levels will find ample instruction, ideas, and approaches.

Let's Make a Podcast, Part One

Wed, Sep 4 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Develop the skills you need to create an original podcast in this three program series led by Sam Zeff, metro reporter for KCUR and producer of the history podcast Archiver.

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Sep 9 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learning how to give, receive and evaluate criticism, and participate in a writing community are all parts of an essential toolkit for an author.

Copyright Basics

Tue, Sep 10 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learn the basics of copyright law, what rights copyright holders have, the exceptions to those rights, and learn the proper application of fair use.

Let's Make a Podcast, Part Two

Wed, Sep 11 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Develop the skills you need to create an original podcast in this series of three programs led by Sam Zeff, metro reporter for KCUR and producer of the history podcast Archiver.

The Business of Writing and Authorship

Sat, Sep 14 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Discover what it takes to be a successful writer and author in this three-hour workshop covering logistics, setting up your business, recordkeeping, and finding your readers.

River and Prairie Storyweavers

Sat, Sep 14 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Develop and tell your stories with the River and Prairie Storyweavers, a regional group that supports the art of storytelling and helps people realize their potential as storytellers.

Introduction to Self Publishing

Sun, Sep 15 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
The landscape of publishing options is always changing. Learn what being a self-published author means as well as tips and tricks to make your book successful.

Woodneath Writers

Mon, Sep 16 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
If you are an aspiring or seasoned writer wanting some support and encouragement, join us to set goals, track writing achievements, share resources, and explore various topics. Everyone is welcome.

Let's Make a Podcast, Part Three

Wed, Sep 18 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Develop the skills you need to create an original podcast in this three-part series led by Sam Zeff, metro reporter for KCUR and producer of the history podcast Archiver.

Story Swap!

Thu, Sep 19 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
An open-mic storytelling event that's open to anyone! Put your name in the hat for a chance to share a seven-minute story or just come to enjoy the show.

Storycrafting Fundamentals

Sat, Sep 21 2019
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Writer and storyteller Anthony Clark explores character development, point of view, the difference between showing and telling, and other story crafting techniques.

The Story Center Speaker Series: Candace Bushnell

Wed, Sep 25 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
The New York Times bestselling author of "Sex and the City" will present her new hardcover novel, "Is There Still Sex in the City?" This event, presented in partnership with Rainy Day Books, will be

Changing Skins: Folktales about Gender, Identity, and Humanity

Fri, Sep 27 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Grammy-nominated storyteller Milbre Burch will perform her one-woman show that explores the wealth and persistence of gender-fluid folktales from around the world.

Performance Showcase and Masterclass

Sat, Sep 28 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Bring your best seven-minute story to perform and get feedback from your peers and Grammy-nominated storyteller Milbre Burch.

Seeing Your Neighbor's Face in the Mirror: Sharing Personal Stories Across Cultural Boundaries.

Sat, Sep 28 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Sharing stories across cultural boundaries can enhance understanding and perspective.

Introduction to SELF-e

Wed, Oct 2 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Discover this free online resource that enables writers to upload their eBooks to a statewide collection promoting local authors.

The Story Center Speaker Series: William Kent Krueger

Mon, Oct 7 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger will present his new hardcover novel, "This Tender Land." This event, presented in partnership with Rainy Day Books, will be f

River and Prairie Storyweavers

Sat, Oct 12 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Develop and tell your stories with the River and Prairie Storyweavers, a regional group that supports the art of storytelling and helps people realize their potential as storytellers.

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Oct 14 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learning how to give, receive and evaluate criticism, and participate in a writing community are all parts of an essential toolkit for an author.

World of Stories Book Group: Hilary, Made Up

Wed, Oct 16 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join the Story Center's quarterly book group for a conversation about Hillary, Made Up, poems by Marianne Kunkel.

Story Swap!

Thu, Oct 17 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
An open-mic storytelling event that's open to anyone! Put your name in the hat for a chance to share a seven-minute story or just come to enjoy the show.

Intensive Editing Masterclass

Sat, Oct 19 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learn how to effectively edit your manuscript by taking the biggest concepts from developmental, line, and copy editing to create action steps to revise and polish your manuscript.

Woodneath Writers

Mon, Oct 21 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
If you are an aspiring or seasoned writer wanting some support and encouragement, join us to set goals, track writing achievements, share resources, and explore various topics. Everyone is welcome.

Past to Print: Writing Your Ancestor’s Story

Fri, Oct 25 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Let Story Center Publication Manager Dave Burns help you turn the fascinating people and stories you’ve uncovered in your genealogical research into engaging tales using key story crafting elements.

Performance Basics

Sat, Oct 26 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join award-winning storyteller Laura Packer and learn how to better connect with your audience. Practice vocal projection, movement, and pacing as well as get tips for combatting stage fright.