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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.

NaNoWriMo Kick-Off

Fri, Nov 1 2019
9:00am - 6:00pm
Story Center Event
Join us to celebrate the kick-off National Novel Writing Month! Drop by, enjoy a quiet space, and start writing! We'll provide the space and the inspiration, you provide the story.

The Story Center Speaker Series: Michael Scott Moore

Fri, Nov 1 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required

Join author Michael Scott Moore for a discussion about his novel, The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast.

Genre Study

Sat, Nov 2 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
More information to come. Join the Story Center as we explore all the details of a specific genre. Author Michael Scott Moore will teach all the tricks and tips of nonfiction.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sun, Nov 3 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
We’re here to help you generate 50,000 words in 30 caffeine-fueled days during National Novel Writing Month by hosting library write-ins.

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Nov 4 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Bring five double-spaced copies of your manuscript and join a community of your writing peers to provide supportive and constructive critique of each other’s work. Contact branch for more details.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Tue, Nov 5 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
We’re here to help you generate 50,000 words in 30 caffeine-fueled days during National Novel Writing Month by hosting library write-ins.

Storytelling as a Successful Business

Thu, Nov 7 2019
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

Publishing Panel: Traditional, Self, and Hybrid

Sat, Nov 9 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learn the differences between publishing options from experts in Kansas City in this interactive panel discussion.

River and Prairie Storyweavers

Sat, Nov 9 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.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sun, Nov 10 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
We’re here to help you generate 50,000 words in 30 caffeine-fueled days during National Novel Writing Month by hosting library write-ins.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Tue, Nov 12 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
We’re here to help you generate 50,000 words in 30 caffeine-fueled days during National Novel Writing Month by hosting library write-ins.

Effective Branding Strategies

Tue, Nov 12 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learn to cultivate a brand that speaks to your identity as a writer or storyteller and answers the question, "Does the marketing work for me?" This class is part of the Oral Storytelling Certification

The Story Center Speaker Series: Janet Evanovich

Tue, Nov 12 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required

Join The Story Center for a visit by Janet Evanovich, the New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sun, Nov 17 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
We’re here to help you generate 50,000 words in 30 caffeine-fueled days during National Novel Writing Month by hosting library write-ins.

Woodneath Writers: Story Cubes and Writing Resources

Mon, Nov 18 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
More information to come. A monthly meet-up designed to explore writing tips and topics through workshops, writing activities, presentations, etc. Open to writers of all skill levels.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Tue, Nov 19 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
We’re here to help you generate 50,000 words in 30 caffeine-fueled days during National Novel Writing Month by hosting library write-ins.

Story Swap!

Thu, Nov 21 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.

Local Author Fair

Sat, Nov 23 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Story Center Event
More information to come. It’s time for our 6th annual Local Author Fair, and this year comes with a scavenger hunt. Search through the various genres and meet authors to win a prize.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sun, Nov 24 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
We’re here to help you generate 50,000 words in 30 caffeine-fueled days during National Novel Writing Month by hosting library write-ins.

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Dec 2 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Bring five double-spaced copies of your manuscript and join a community of your writing peers to provide supportive and constructive critique of each other’s work. Contact branch for more details.