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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.

The Story Center Speaker Series: Ann Patchett

Sat, Mar 14 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join The Story Center for a visit by New York Times Bestselling author Ann Patchett for a talk about her novel, "The Dutch House." The event is offered in partnership with Rainy Day Books and will be

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.

Kansas City Veterans Writing Workshop

Sat, Apr 4 2020
9:00am - 4:15pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
The Kansas City Veterans Writing Team and The Story Center are pleased to present a writing workshop for past or present military members and veteran family members.

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Apr 6 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: Matthew Quirk

Tue, Apr 7 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join The Story Center for a visit by New York Times Bestselling author Matthew Quirk for a talk about his latest political thriller, "Hour of the Assassin." The event is offered in partnership with Ra

Copyright Basics

Wed, Apr 8 2020
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 the proper application of fair use.

River and Prairie Storyweavers

Sat, Apr 11 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.

Teen Writing Workshop with Author Ibi Zoboi

Tue, Apr 14 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join us for a writing workshop with "New York Times" bestselling author Ibi Zoboi. She will discuss the craft of novel writing, including character development, setting, and her career as an author.

World of Stories Book Group

Tue, Apr 14 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join author and National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi for a discussion of her novel, "Pride." The modern remix of Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice" has been hailed as a smart, funny, gorgeous retel

Genre Study: Introduction to Playwriting (rescheduled from 4/27/20)

Wed, Apr 15 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join the Story Center as we explore all the details of a specific genre.

Story Swap!

Thu, Apr 16 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: Online Publishing Events and Resources

Mon, Apr 20 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, resentations, etc. Open to writers of all skill levels.

Woodneath Press Book Release: Healing the Heart and Mind

Tue, Apr 21 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Come meet Woodneath Press author and therapist Steve Daily to learn about his new book Healing the Heart and Mind: The Therapist’s Workbook of Poetry.

Publishing: What Are My Options?

Wed, Apr 22 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Have you written a book or thought about writing a book, but the various options in today’s publishing market are making your head spin?