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Classes and Workshops

WRITING

THE STORY YOU NEED TO TELL - FINDING YOUR "HERO STORY"

6:30-8:30PM MONDAYS
2 sessionS: AUGUST 21 AND 28

Sandra Marinella

Author Sandra Marinella (The Story You Need to Tell) leads a workshop on writing and exploring the power of your personal stories to heal, grow, and transform your life. Do you have a story? Ignite your passion for the stories you hold within. There will be opportunities to share your writing in a nurturing environment. This workshop will engage writers of all levels, novice to advanced.

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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THE ART OF MEMORY IN 750 WORDS OR LESS

6-8PM MONDAYS
2 sessionS: SEPTEMBER 11 AND 25

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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KIDS

SIGN AND SIGN STORYTIME

10-11AM WEDNESDAY
4 sessionS: AUGUST 2, 9, 16, AND 23

Mischel Powell

Early Childhood Education Specialist Mischel Powell leads a four-part workshop for parents and toddlers teaching Baby Sign Language, a wonderful way to grow communication skills and speed language development. Families enjoy interactive stories, activities to promote movement, rhymes, songs, and games that encourage emerging language skills.

Location: Phoenix
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ARTS AND CULTURE

DRINK AND DRAW

6:30-9:30PM MONDAY
1 session: SEPTEMBER 4

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:
PAN DULCE PLUSHIES

6:30-8:30PM TUESDAY
1 session: SEPTEMBER 19

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Changing Hands Phoenix hosts a two-hour crafting class with Kathy Cano-Murillo, a.k.a. "The Crafty Chica." Attendees will get super crafty with Kathy as they use craft felt to hand-stitch plushies that look like empanadas and conchas! Kathy will bring all the supplies and teach guests how to hand-sew, stuff, and paint these adorable pieces to look like the real thing! Use them as a pin cushion, a key ring, a holiday ornament—anything you like!

 
Location: Phoenix
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HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

TAPPING INTO THE POWER AND EXPRESSION OF OUR TRUE VOICES

2-3:30PM SUNDAY
1 session: AUGUST 27

Pinna Joseph

Today we will gently massage the body, mind and spirit with the healing power of sound. To move to an open and relaxed space, we'll explore specific seed syllables and multi-ethnic chants. And we will create invocations, touching greater depths of the heart and soul. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor, and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph will conduct this workshop.

Location: Tempe
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LIFESTYLE

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

3-5:30PM SATURDAY
1 session: AUGUST 26

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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DESIGN YOUR GARDEN FOR YEAR-ROUND ENJOYMENT

11AM-12PM SUNDAY
1 session: SEPTEMBER 17

Angelica Elliott, Tina Wilson, and Luana Vargas

The Desert Botanical Gardens' Angelica Elliott, Tina Wilson, and Luana Vargas teach the key adaptations of desert plant species, and share a palette that can add color and sustainability to your own garden.

Location: Phoenix
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