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Episode Screening and Discussion with Screenwriter Nichole Millard

Fri, Feb 22 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required

Join celebrated Hollywood screenwriter Nichole Millard for a screening of an episode of her hit TV show, GUILT.

Screenwriting 101

Sat, Feb 23 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
The rules for good storytelling are the same across every medium, but if you’re a screenwriter, your audience will never read your words. They will watch them.

Writing for the Big Screen

Sat, Feb 23 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Explore the three-act structure of a feature screenplay and break it down into smaller beats that will help you craft a roadmap for your story.

Printing on the Espresso Book Machine

Mon, Feb 25 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Do you have a book project ready to print but aren’t sure what your next steps should be?

The Story Center Speaker Series: Ann Ingalls (Rescheduled from Feb. 15)

Thu, Feb 28 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join The Story Center for the release of local author Ann Ingalls' latest book "Pencil: A Story With a Point." Pencil and his boy, Jackson, are a great pair. They draw. They sketch. They scribble.

Storytelling as a Successful Business

Sun, Mar 3 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
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

Editing Video

Mon, Mar 4 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
What's the difference between a horror movie and a comedy? Editing. Learn the basics of Adobe Premiere by editing a scene that you can make into a comedy, a horror, a romance, or a drama.

Effective Branding Strategies

Mon, Mar 4 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

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Mar 4 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.

Social Media and Marketing

Tue, Mar 5 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learn how to sell your work and connect to your audience by exploring effective marketing tactics, networking, and social media platforms.

Simple Steps to Starting Your Business

Mon, Mar 18 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Explore what it takes to start a business with expert advice from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives).

Woodneath Writers

Mon, Mar 18 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
If you are an aspiring or seasoned writer wanting support and encouragement, then this writing group is for you!

Story Slam!

Thu, Mar 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.

Marketing for Existing or Start-Up Small Businesses

Thu, Mar 28 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learn the basic principles of marketing a small business with help from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives).

Veterans Storytelling Workshop

Sat, Mar 30 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
Story Center Event

Offered in partnership with the Kansas City Veterans Writing Team, this intensive workshop helps past and present military and veteran family members shape their experiences into poetry, prose, or

Story Center Critique Group

Mon, Apr 1 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.

Getting Started on a Writing Project

Tue, Apr 2 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Organize your story thoughts with outlines, lists, mind maps, and discover tricks for getting around writer’s block. Come prepared to put pen to paper.

Introduction to Nature Writing

Sun, Apr 7 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
With the beautiful Woodneath Library Center campus as a back-drop, participants will learn techniques and practice skills for writing about nature, including what’s in their own backyards.

Readings for Writers

Sun, Apr 7 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Reading is fundamental to being a writer. Join The Story Center for an exploration of various titles on the writing craft from the Center’s resource collection.

The Story Center Speaker Series: Karen Kingsbury

Wed, Apr 10 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required

The Story Center will welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury as she discusses her latest book, Two Weeks.

Woodneath Writers

Mon, Apr 15 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Story Center Event
If you are an aspiring or seasoned writer wanting support and encouragement, then this writing group is for you!

Screenplay Writing

Tue, Apr 16 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Learn the method and madness of writing a Hollywood-style script, and explore Celtx, a free online scriptwriting platform that can help you get started.

Story Slam!

Thu, Apr 18 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, Apr 20 2019
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Writer and storyteller Anthony Clark will guide participants through developing a basic structure for a new or in-progress story during this five-hour workshop.

ReadLOCAL Author Event: James J. Heiman

Sat, Apr 20 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Join The Story Center as we celebrate the book launch of Woodneath Press author James J. Heiman. "Front Lines to Headlines: The World War I Overseas Dispatches of Otto P.

Introduction to Personal Storytelling (Rescheduled from 1/9/19)

Wed, Apr 24 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Story Center Event
Registration Required
Everyone has a story to tell. Learn to mine your experiences for developing story ideas and learn interviewing skills for family stories.