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Classes and Workshops

WRITING

"The Story You Need to Tell Workshop:
A Path to the Creative Self"

6:30-8:30PM MONDAY
2 sessionS: JANUARY 22 AND 29

Sandra Marinella

Your story matters. Ignite your passion for writing down the self in ways that will tap into your personal creativity. This two-session workshop will help you find the stories you need to tell while giving you the chance to explore a path to your personal creativity. 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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BAR FLIES BOOT CAMP

9AM-6PM SUNDAY
1 session: JANUARY 28

Phoenix New Times, Valley Bar, and Changing Hands Phoenix collaborate to bring you a one-day writing workshop that ends with you on stage at Valley Bar.

Are you a Bar Flies fan who wants to make the leap from the audience to the stage? Here's your chance, with our all-day (and night!) boot camp. Join the Bar Flies team at The Newton (inside Changing Hands Phoenix) early on a Sunday morning, laptop or notebook in hand. Get a prompt and instructions, write a draft, workshop it, rehearse it, workshop and rehearse some more, and perform that evening at Valley Bar. Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided by First Draft Bookbar. We'll provide plenty of instruction on everything from inspiration to writing to delivery from Bar Flies curators and contributors Amy Silverman, Katie Johnson, and Deborah Sussman.

Location: Phoenix
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"Mothers who write"

6:30-8:30PM THURSDAYS
10 sessionS: MARCH 8, 15, 22, AND 29
APRIL 5, 12, 19, AND 26
MAY 3 AND 10

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. Class size is limited. Register today!

Location: Phoenix
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ARTS AND CULTURE

OPERA 101

7-9PM
3 sessionS: wednesday, january 3
thursday, january 11
thursday, february 1

Opera is more than Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd screeching Figaro and Flight of the Valkyries. Opera is "the ultimate art form" since it combines all other disciplines into one incredible work of art. Join Arizona Opera's Joshua Borths for a discussion about the history of the art form and what to listen for when you attend a performance. You will never be intimidated by Verdi or Wagner again!

 
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: JANUARY 28

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 to call in the quality each of us desires, touching greater depths of the heart and soul. Chantress, sound artist, Yoga of the Voice™ instructor and Somatic Sounding™ co-founder Pinna Joseph conducts this workshop. No previous singing experience is necessary.

Location: Tempe
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