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September 2020

*Online* Adult Writing Workshop: How to Break Through Writer’s Block, Banish Bad Habits, and Level Up

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Whether it's a nasty bout of writer's block, a hectic schedule, or a lack of confidence, nearly every writer suffers through dry seasons or times of feeling stuck in a less-than-satisfying routine. Brooke Preston, a founding editor of satire site The Belladonna Comedy, co-author of the satirical book New Erotica for Feminists, and writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Real Simple, The Cut, and more, will share her own hard-won experience and practical tips and…

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*Online* Event: An Evening with Soul Writer Kahlil Carter

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$19 – $25

Kahlil Carter specializes in writing poetry, short stories, and screenplays. Drawing lifelong inspiration from being named after author Kahlil Gibran, Kahlil has always found the written word of others instrumental to his development as a person and a writer. Kahlil gravitates toward writings that explore great personal depth in a manner that challenges others to do the same. Kahlil’s hope is to inspire others to look deep into their own experiences and draw lessons that can be shared to benefit…

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*Online* Adult Writing Workshop: Mining Memories, Making Stories

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Do you have family, travel, or other memories that you’re dying to get down on paper, but can’t get started — or do you just need some tips for getting back into work you’ve already begun? Whether you’re just starting out or need a jumpstart, this generative workshop is for you. We’ll use fun writing prompts to help us explore our memories and identify ideas to help us get started. We’ll read and study short passages from the works of…

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*Online* Event: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee and the Marvel Universe Pop Culture Phenomenon—with Historian Danny Fingeroth

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$25

Excelsior! Danny Fingeroth, longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics who worked with Stan Lee for over four decades, presents A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee—the definitive biography of the beloved (and often controversial) co-creator of legendary superheroes and the powerhouse behind the pop culture phenomenon known as the Marvel Universe. Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. With creative partners including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee created world-famous characters…

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*Online* Adult Writing Workshop: Going Rogue: Garden Edition

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Back by popular demand: Join us for an all-new session of our wildly popular “Go Rogue: Write With Reckless Abandon” workshop (so popular that we made it a series)! This is a class devoted to writing for the heck of it. Writer and Thurber House instructor Katherine Matthews has taken her favorite activities from our writing classes for tweens and teens and adapted them for creative grown-ups. Expect to be challenged and entertained with brand new fun activities and unexpected…

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October 2020

*Online* Adult Writing Master Class: Working with Voice in Essay Writing

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual OH United States + Google Map
$150

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 9:00 am – noon ET Working with Voice in Essay Writing Instructor: Scott Woods What makes a great essay soar? This class will focus on developing and creatively utilizing a distinct voice in essay writing, including differences in writing for various audiences (the professional, personal, and experiential). We will look at examples that do this well and why they work. The workshop will fill your writer's skill set with a variety of ideas, tools, and techniques. Finally,…

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*Online* Adult Writing Workshop: True Inflammatory Poems

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This workshop is inspired by the visual art of Jenny Holzer, an American neo-conceptual artist known for her text-based public art projects. Exploring how language is used as a form of communication and a means of concealment and control, Holzer has employed a variety of media throughout her career, including large-scale projections, LED displays, T-shirts, and posters. Her popular series Truisms began in 1977, when she started posting ambiguous quotes such as “ABUSE OF POWER COMES AS NO SURPRISE” and…

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*Online* Event: American History Writer Phillip Goodrich

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual OH United States + Google Map
$25

Toss all common beliefs aside that unfair taxation was the sole impetus for the American Revolution. Phillip Goodrich’s Somersett: Or Why and How Benjamin Franklin Orchestrated the American Revolution pieces together the methods and motivations of unlikely leaders who beat the odds against Great Britain by turning the practice of slavery into the call for revolution. The book advances the theory that Benjamin Franklin, using the freeing of a British slave as the catalyst, orchestrated a little-known yet elaborate scheme…

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*Online* Adult Writing Workshop: Writing Places and Spaces

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Whether in memoir or fiction, a story’s setting is often a character itself, creating an experience for the reader. Writers like Sandra Cisneros, Joan Didion, Toni Morrison, and Jesmyn Ward do this in their work, conveying places and spaces in ways that make us cringe, cry, or wonder. How do these writers create big moments out of places and spaces, and how can we emulate them? In this workshop, we’ll use images and writing prompts — including using our eyes…

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*Online* Adult Writing Master Class: Here There Be Dragons…

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fantasy is a tool for expressing and understanding reality, and for experiencing the comforting, mind-cleansing power of language. Storyteller, author, and teaching artist Lyn Ford offers a session for anyone interested in playing with the concept of fact-to-fantasy poetic or narrative sharing and its connection to personal knowledge and growth. From old stories, imagined or faced fears, "non-sense" situations, dark moments, and fairytale prompts, Lyn encourages you to write, reflect, discuss, and write more. INSTRUCTOR: Lyn Ford is fourth-generation, nationally…

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*Online* Adult Writing Workshop: Capturing Joy Through Poetry

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This workshop will explore the basics of writing poetry and the art of writing about joy. Participants will be guided through a series of generative writing exercises geared to introduce poetry. Through the reading of poetry, writing exercises, and discussion, we will explore craft, poetic tools and forms, and create original poems. INSTRUCTOR: Barbara Fant has been writing and performing poetry for 13 years. She has represented Columbus, OH in 9 National Poetry Slam competitions and placed 8th out of…

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*Online* Event: GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty with Kahran and Regis Bethencourt

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$15 – $35

From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children. With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair…

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*Online* Adult Writing Workshop: Going Rogue: Holiday Edition

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual OH United States + Google Map

Back by popular demand: Join us for an all-new session of our wildly popular “Go Rogue: Write With Reckless Abandon” workshop (so popular that we made it a series)! This is a class devoted to writing for the heck of it. Writer and Thurber House instructor Katherine Matthews has taken her favorite activities from our writing classes for tweens and teens and adapted them for creative grown-ups. Expect to be challenged and entertained with brand new fun activities and unexpected…

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November 2020

*Online* Event: Until I Could Be Sure: How I Stopped the Death Penalty in Illinois with Former Governor George Ryan

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual OH United States + Google Map
$15 – $35

Today, the push to reform the criminal justice system has never been stronger in America—a nation that incarcerates more men and women than any other country in the world and also wrongfully convicts hundreds of men and women. Although the number of executions carried out every year continues to drop in the U.S., the death penalty still exists in 31 states. Until I Could Be Sure: How I Stopped the Death Penalty in Illinois is the memoir of former Illinois…

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