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World of Stories Book Group: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Wed, Jan 22 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
The latest installment in the Story Center's quarterly World of Stories book group, this conversation explores Alix E. Harrow’s fantastical debut, The Ten Thousand Doors of January.

Storycrafting Fundamentals

Sat, Jan 25 2020
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.

Woodneath Writers: Query Workshop

Mon, Jan 27 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
A monthly meet-up designed to explore writing tips and topics through workshops, writing activities, presentations, etc. Open to writers of all skill levels.

Archiver: How Missouri History Sounded

Tue, Jan 28 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Listen and discuss a podcast showcasing Kansas City regional stories as originally broadcast by KMBC radio in the mid-20th century and now archived in the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Miss

Archiver: How Missouri History Sounded

Wed, Jan 29 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Listen and discuss a podcast showcasing Kansas City regional stories as originally broadcast by KMBC radio in the mid-twentieth century and now archived in the Marr Sound Archives at the University of

Wintery Tales for the Family

Sat, Feb 1 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join us for an evening of wintery tales performed by storytellers on the board of directors of the National Storytelling Network, a Story Center partner organization.

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Feb 3 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Bring five double-spaced copies of five pages and join a community of your writing peers to provide supportive and constructive critique of each other’s work. Contact branch for more details.

The Story Center Speaker Series: Jennifer Chiaverini

Tue, Feb 4 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join The Story Center for a visit by New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini for a talk about her historical novel, "Resistance Women." The event is offered in partnership with Rainy Day

River and Prairie Storyweavers

Sat, Feb 8 2020
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.

World Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Part Two

Wed, Feb 12 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
World building is an essential skill for all types of fiction, but especially speculative fiction.

Storytelling as a Successful Business

Wed, Feb 19 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learn the fundamentals of running a storytelling business from goal setting to essential professional habits such as recordkeeping and setting rates.This class is part of the Oral Storytelling Certifi

Story Swap!

Thu, Feb 20 2020
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.

Woodneath Writers: Poetry Open Mic

Mon, Feb 24 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
A monthly meet-up designed to explore writing tips and topics through workshops, writing activities, presentations, etc. Open to writers of all skill levels.

The Story Center Speaker Series: Mark Greaney

Wed, Feb 26 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join The Story Center for a visit with "New York Times" bestselling author Mark Greaney about his latest Gray Man thriller, "One Minute Out." The event is offered in partnership with Rainy Day Books

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Mar 2 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Bring five double-spaced copies of five pages and join a community of your writing peers to provide supportive and constructive critique of each other’s work. Contact branch for more details.

Telling for Tellers

Wed, Mar 4 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
You have a great story to tell, and the Library wants to help you tell it! Learn tips and tricks for brainstorming story ideas and discover resources in your community to help you grow your craft.

Introduction to Nature Writing

Sat, Mar 7 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Poet, essayist, and University of Kansas professor, Megan Kaminski, leads participants through the complexities of nature writing in this workshop.

Archiver: How History Sounded: Part Two

Mon, Mar 9 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Listen and discuss a podcast showcasing Kansas City regional stories as originally broadcast by KMBC radio in the mid-twentieth century and now archived in the Marr Sound Archives at the University of

Introduction to Ghostwriting

Wed, Mar 11 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join author and ghostwriter Robert Long Foreman for an introduction to ghostwriting. Learn how to get started, how to find one for hire, and more.

Biography Writing: Little Bits of a Puzzle

Sat, Mar 14 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join writer Angelica Shirley Carpenter for a look at her techniques for researching, writing, editing, and revising biographies, using examples from her own works.

River and Prairie Storyweavers

Sat, Mar 14 2020
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.

Woodneath Writers: Writers United

Mon, Mar 16 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
A monthly meet-up designed to explore writing tips and topics through workshops, writing activities, presentations, etc. Open to writers of all skill levels.

Archiver: How History Sounded: Part Two

Mon, Mar 16 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join KCUR metro reporter Sam Zeff for a listen and discussion of "Women in the Store," an episode of his Archiver podcast featuring radio interviews with Kansas City housewives in the 1950s.

Story Swap!

Thu, Mar 19 2020
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.

Ecstatic Ekphrasis: The Joy of Writing Poems in Response to Art

Sat, Mar 28 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
The Ecstatic Ekphrasis workshop will explore the history of ekphrasic poetry (poetry written in response to a visual image) to reveal the magical nexus where visual art and poetry intersect to create

She Wore What? Using Costumes and Artifacts

Mon, Mar 30 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
The use of historical artifacts gives your audience more of a feeling for the period of history or the culture you are telling about.

Archiver: How History Sounded: Part Two

Tue, Mar 31 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join KCUR metro reporter Sam Zeff for a listen and discussion of "Women in the Store," an episode of his Archiver podcast featuring radio interviews with Kansas City housewives in the 1950s.

The Art of Revising Poetry

Wed, Apr 1 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learning to revise your work and develop your own writerly critical sense is as much an art as first drafts of your writing.