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WRITING

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MOTHERS WHO WRITE

6:30-8:30pm THURSDAYs
10 sessions: MARCH 9, 16, 23, and 30;
APRIL 6, 13, 20, and 27;
MAY 4, and 11

Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman

Amy Silverman (Phoenix New Times) and Deborah Sussman (ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a ten-session workshop series. Join other moms who enjoy writing at this biannual workshop; no experience necessary. Silverman and Sussman ask participants each week to print a piece that they, and fellow moms, will workshop. The series will culminate in a public reading featuring the participants.

Location: Phoenix
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TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP: "WISH YOU WERE HERE"

6:30-8:30PM WEDNESDAY
1 session: MAY 17

Robert Isenberg

The award-winning writer and actor teaches participants how to write about adventures on the road. Learn how to transform vacations into compelling stories, prescient cultural profiles, and lyrical love letters.

Location: Tempe
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FLASH MEMOIR:
WRITING THE FAMILY IN 750 WORDS OR LESS

6:30-8:30PM TUESDAYS
2 sessionS: MAY 23 AND 30

Rosemarie Dombrowski

The co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series leads a two-part creative writing workshop involving the reading and discussion of several works of flash memoir that focus on "family writing," as well as in-class writing exercise. The first session will conclude with an overview of a take-home writing prompt. Part two on May 30 requires participants to workshop an original, newly completed piece of flash memoir. Individualized feedback will focus on a wide range of issues such as style, voice, pacing, detail, development, diction, and syntax.

Location: Tempe
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ARTS AND CULTURE

DRINK AND DRAW

6:30-9:30PM MONDAY
1 session: MAY 8

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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CRAFTS AND DRAFTS

6-8PM FRIDAY
1 session: MAY 12

First Draft Book Bar presents a monthly crafting series. This month learn to make realistic crepe paper flowers that can highlight a special occasion, decorate a room, a special gift, or be used as a corsage.

Location: Phoenix
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KIDS

KINDERGARTEN BOOTCAMP

10-11AM TUESDAYS
7 sessionS: MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30;
JUNE 6, and 13

Tom Leveen

Kindergarten Bootcamp gives parents tools, information, and activities to help prepare their children for school success in a fun, educational, and interactive setting. Bootcamp consists of seven, one-hour sessions for children who are preparing to enter kindergarten. Under the guidance of an early literacy specialist, parents and caregivers work with their children on foundational skills which have been demonstrated to be the most important for both a successful kindergarten and school experience. As a parent, you will have the opportunity to practice kindergarten readiness skills with your child during class so that you feel confident enough to practice the skills at home. It is important to know that this class is very interactive for both the parent and child, and that participation is expected from both of you. After leaving this class you will have new games, skills, and activities to practice at home that will help your child begin his or her kindergarten year ready to meet the very high expectations of the Arizona Standards.

Location: Phoenix
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SUMMER BRAIN QUEST KICK OFF

10AM SATURDAY
1 session: MAY 20

Bettijo Hirschi

Join us for the launch of the NEW Summer Brain Quest Workbooks! Embark on a learning adventure at this family-friendly event for ages 5 and up. Explorers will participate in crafts and activities designed to keep school skills sharp over the summer months. Purchase any of 6 new Brain Quest workbooks for a ticket to the event, good for a family of four. One ticket gets the entire family through the door. Once inside, kids can participate in as many or few activities as they like. Parents can hang out at the bar or accompany kids from station to station. There will be refreshments and a photo station.

Location: Phoenix
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HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

Healing Chants and Developing Repertoire

7-8:30PM WEDNESDAY
1 session: MAY 31

Chanting vibrates the body, mind and spirit. To experience the healing power of sound, chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts a workshop focusing on the breath, vibrational seed mantras, and developing repertoire of call-and-response chants from various world cultures.

Location: Tempe
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