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April 10, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Virtual discussion
Join Neil Schulhoff to discuss poet Audre Lorde, an American writer, feminist, librarian, and civil rights activist. Enrollment required. Please provide an email address. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.
April 11, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Virtual program
The Story Central Virtual Storytelling Slam is an opportunity for adults to enter a friendly competition to share true, first-person stories -- not poems or essays -- of approximately 5-7 minutes in length. Adults are welcome to volunteer to sign up to tell a story or just sit back, listen and enjoy. Judges in the audience select the winner, who is awarded a prize. Stories are not to be read or memorized. Enrollment required. Please provide an email address. The participation link will be emailed upon enrollment.
April 13, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual presentation
Join John Englander, author of "Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward," for a presentation about climate change, sea level rise, and the effects on a global level. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.
April 15, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Virtual discussion
In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted ... and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family ... and be truly himself. Enrollment required. A link to the virtual discussion will be emailed upon enrollment. **AFTER ENROLLMENT, PICK UP A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK AT THE YOUTH SERVICES DESK AT THE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY**
April 16, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Virtual discussion
Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard. Enrollment required. Please provide an email address. A link to the virtual meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.
April 17, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Virtual discussion
Are you a budding or professional writer? Would you like feedback from other writers on your book chapters, short stories, poetry or vignettes? Are you interested in building an ongoing team of like-minded people for creative support and inspiration? If so, you are a perfect candidate for a writers' group.
Led by Caren S. Neile, the group meets the first and third Saturday of every month on Zoom. Registrants will be asked periodically to send the facilitator a brief manuscript (up to 10 pages) for distribution to participants to read before each meeting. Then the group will engage in productive critique of three or more manuscripts per session. Ages 18 and up. Drop-ins welcome, but frequent participation is encouraged.
April 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Virtual program
We invite you to purposefully break the rules and have fun with bad poetry! Let us show you how to break out of a writer’s rut and relax some of those writing muscles. You will have the opportunity to share your "bad" poetry at the end of class. No previous writing experience is required.