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September 2017

Reading: Birchbark Books Reading Series

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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The Birchbark Books Reading Series begins its 9th season of readings on September 27. Reading with us will be Todd Boss, Sharon Chmielarz, and Marcie R. Rendon. Please join us!

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Class: Playdate with Words

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - October 12 @ 8:00 pm
Banfill-Locke Art Center, 6666 East River Road
Fridley, MN United States
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This class is about using playful techniques to inspire new writing. Working with external prompts we’ll make found poems, bricolage poems (a type of found poem using multiple sources), and use images and objects as inspiration, especially from art in the galleries. Students can expect to write during class and share work with one another. You will leave with several new poems started and creativity ignited. (3 Thursday nights, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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November 2017

Class: Writing Peace Into Your Life

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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How do you hold light in the darkness? Can "peace" be such a light, and if so how? There are perhaps fewer words more used, for who does not want peace for themselves or the world? But what does peace actually look like? Through writing we will consciously explore what peace is. Writing is a powerful tool for understanding ourselves and the world; writing can even change how we relate to both ourselves and the world. Participants will pull from…

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