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Classes and Workshops

WRITING

THE ART OF MEMORY IN 750 WORDS OR LESS

6-8PM MONDAYS
2 sessionS: JULY 17 AND 24

Rosemarie Dombrowski

The founder of the Phoenix Poetry Series and three-time Pushcart nominee hosts a two-part creative writing workshop on flash memoir. Attendees will read and discuss numerous examples of flash memoir (focusing on the re-creation of personal memories) as well as participate in a writing exercise. The first session concludes with an overview of a take-home writing prompt. The second session requires participants to workshop an original, newly completed piece of flash memoir. Individualized feedback will focus on issues of style, voice, pacing, detail, development, diction, and syntax.

Location: Tempe
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WRITING THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL

6:30-8:30PM WEDNESDAY
1 session: JULY 26

Betty Webb

The bestselling mystery author hosts a workshop on bringing your novel from dream to reality. Betty gives tips on story structure, setting, developing your own unique "voice," and how to avoid the most common writing traps.

Location: Tempe
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"Mothers who write"

6:30-8:30PM THURSDAYS
10 sessionS: SEPTEMBER 7, 14, 21, AND 28
OCTOBER 12, 19, AND 26
NOVEMBER 2, 9, AND 16

Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman

Motherhood is the only experience necessary in this workshop for writers of all ages and levels of experience. From published authors to secret journal-keepers, "Mothers Who Write" offers prompts and advice to get you started, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to workshop your writing.

Location: Phoenix
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ARTS AND CULTURE

DRINK AND DRAW

6:30-9:30PM MONDAY
1 session: JULY 3

Like to draw? Like to drink? Join us for an open studio workshop. First Draft Book Bar presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels, featuring a local model for a three-hour pose. Bring your own supplies.

Location: Phoenix
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LA CRAFTY CHICA

6:30-8:30PM WEDNESDAY
1 session: JULY 12

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Changing Hands Phoenix hosts a two-hour crafting class with Kathy Cano-Murillo, a.k.a. "The Crafty Chica." Attendees will learn how to create functional, handmade books from folded mixed-media paper, posterboard, and scrapbook paper, then decorate the pages with papers, trims, washi tapes, stickers, lettering, and more. The book can be used as a journal, a photo album, a secret pocket book, gifts to trade with friends—whatever you like!

Location: Phoenix
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HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

CHANTING THE CHAKRAS

7-8:30PM WEDNESDAY
1 session: JULY 12

Pinna Joseph

Chanting vocal sounds and seed mantras can improve your state of consciousness and assist in self-healing. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph facilitates your journey of transformation through sound, and introduces call-and-response chants from a variety of world cultures. Attendees will focus on the sounds that correspond to the chakras, or body's energy centers, to help tune and express the essence of your being. No previous singing experience required.

Location: Tempe
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LIFESTYLE

HABITS & LIFESTYLES: CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT – PLAN & PREPARE

2-4:30PM SATURDAY
1 session: JULY 22

Chesa Mendez

Whether you want to change careers, save for a house, or even go back to school, you need to take specific steps to plan and prepare for the future you want to create. In this workshop, Mendez, creator of the Habits & Lifestyles support system, discusses these steps, which include discovering your goals, finding mentors, and much more.

Location: Phoenix
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