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TELL YOUR STORY: A MEMOIR  WRITING GROUP
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

TELL YOUR STORY: A MEMOIR WRITING GROUP

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Wednesdays, beginning September 18
6 weeks

10am-noon

$150/$125 members

Join us for a 6 -week Memoir Writing group, to learn how to make those cherished memories and special stories come to life. This may be one of the most precious gifts you can give to your children and grandchildren, truly, a legacy of love. This course will be taught by Kathleen Budreski, who has been helping seniors to write their legacies of life and love, for several years.

At each session you will be guided by a prompt to help "prime the pump". We will start small with a paragraph or two i.e. What was my favorite birthday when I was a child? We will invite your muse in to help spark ideas that wish to surface. (Yes, we all have a muse even though we may not be aware of it!). It is not necessary to start a Memoir from beginning to end. All life stories link together eventually.

You will be invited to write at home as you have time and desire and share your stories the following week. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome. We all learn from each other.

This is designed to be an enjoyable and enriching experience.

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What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
Aug
31
9:00 AM09:00

What's Your Story, Morning Glory?

Have you always wanted to write but worry that your story's not that interesting? Do you own a collection of blank journals that you never write in because your story's not important enough? Love to write but need a little structure to get back in the habit? What are you waiting for?

Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, just lots of writing — also sharing through reading aloud, if you choose.

(Almost) Every damn Saturday! Drop in or buy a 6-class card — give it a try — the world requires your story.
Saturday mornings
no class Jul 27, Sep 14, Nov 30, Dec 28
9:00 AM -11:00 AM in the Schoolhouse Meetingroom (park at the rear left of the parking lot and follow the path near the Admin Building)
Buy 5 get 1 free! 6-class punchcard just $100 (pick up card at Box Office)Drop-in Rate: $20 per class

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What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

What's Your Story, Morning Glory?

Have you always wanted to write but worry that your story's not that interesting? Do you own a collection of blank journals that you never write in because your story's not important enough? Love to write but need a little structure to get back in the habit? What are you waiting for?

Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, just lots of writing — also sharing through reading aloud, if you choose.

(Almost) Every damn Saturday! Drop in or buy a 6-class card — give it a try — the world requires your story.
Saturday mornings
no class Jul 27, Sep 14, Nov 30, Dec 28
9:00 AM -11:00 AM in the Schoolhouse Meetingroom (park at the rear left of the parking lot and follow the path near the Admin Building)
Buy 5 get 1 free! 6-class punchcard just $100 (pick up card at Box Office)Drop-in Rate: $20 per class

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What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

What's Your Story, Morning Glory?

Have you always wanted to write but worry that your story's not that interesting? Do you own a collection of blank journals that you never write in because your story's not important enough? Love to write but need a little structure to get back in the habit? What are you waiting for?

Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, just lots of writing — also sharing through reading aloud, if you choose.

(Almost) Every damn Saturday! Drop in or buy a 6-class card — give it a try — the world requires your story.
Saturday mornings
no class Jul 27, Sep 14, Nov 30, Dec 28
9:00 AM -11:00 AM in the Schoolhouse Meetingroom (park at the rear left of the parking lot and follow the path near the Admin Building)
Buy 5 get 1 free! 6-class punchcard just $100 (pick up card at Box Office)Drop-in Rate: $20 per class

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What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

What's Your Story, Morning Glory?

Have you always wanted to write but worry that your story's not that interesting? Do you own a collection of blank journals that you never write in because your story's not important enough? Love to write but need a little structure to get back in the habit? What are you waiting for?

Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, just lots of writing — also sharing through reading aloud, if you choose.

(Almost) Every damn Saturday! Drop in or buy a 6-class card — give it a try — the world requires your story.
Saturday mornings
no class Jul 27, Sep 14, Nov 30, Dec 28
9:00 AM -11:00 AM in the Schoolhouse Meetingroom (park at the rear left of the parking lot and follow the path near the Admin Building)
Buy 5 get 1 free! 6-class punchcard just $100 (pick up card at Box Office)Drop-in Rate: $20 per class

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What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

What's Your Story, Morning Glory?

Have you always wanted to write but worry that your story's not that interesting? Do you own a collection of blank journals that you never write in because your story's not important enough? Love to write but need a little structure to get back in the habit? What are you waiting for?

Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, just lots of writing — also sharing through reading aloud, if you choose.

(Almost) Every damn Saturday! Drop in or buy a 6-class card — give it a try — the world requires your story.
Saturday mornings
no class Jul 27, Sep 14, Nov 30, Dec 28
9:00 AM -11:00 AM in the Schoolhouse Meetingroom (park at the rear left of the parking lot and follow the path near the Admin Building)
Buy 5 get 1 free! 6-class punchcard just $100 (pick up card at Box Office)Drop-in Rate: $20 per class

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Heather Abel Reading and Book Signing at Sturgis Library
Oct
24
7:15 PM19:15

Heather Abel Reading and Book Signing at Sturgis Library

Heather Abel, the author of The Optimistic Decade, will be reading and signing her latest book in the Lowell Room! This event is part of our Fiction Writing program funded through a generous grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Free and open to the public. Books will be for sale at the event. A Q and A will follow the event. Bring all the writing related questions you've always wanted to ask!

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit our website at www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/heather-abel-reading-and-book-signing/

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An Evening with George Michelsen Foy at Sturgis Library
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with George Michelsen Foy at Sturgis Library

Author and NYU Professor, George Michelsen Foy, will be reading from his latest book, "Run the Storm: a Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro", and discussing seafaring, hurricanes and similar topics. A Q +A and book signing will follow the reading. Books will be provided by Titcombs Books.


Free to the public. Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, email Sturgisrefernce@comcast.net, or visit our website at: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/an-evening-with-george-michelsen-foy/

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Fiction Writing Class
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Fiction Writing Class

Fiction Writing Class at Sturgis Library: Wednesdays September 12th-Dec 12th.

6:00 to 7:30PM

Funded by a generous grant from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Sturgis Library will be hosting an intro to fiction writing class Wednesday nights from Sept 12th through Dec 12th, 6 to 7:30 PM (except the first Wednesday of each month). Classes will cover character creation, plotting, genre, language, regionalism, setting, and publication. In addition to workshops, visiting authors will give readings from their work. Preregistration is required. Limited openings. FREE . Call 508-362-6636 or email sturgisreference@comcast.net. Adults and young adults welcome. Reading Materials will be provided.

Corey Farrenkopf (the teacher) is the Adult Services Librarian at Sturgis Library. He received a BA and M.Ed from UMASS Amherst focusing on creative writing and education. His fiction has appeared in JMWW, Blue Earth Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Gravel, and elsewhere. He is represented by Marie Lamba of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency.

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Cape Cod Poetry Review Release Party and Open Mic Night
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Cape Cod Poetry Review Release Party and Open Mic Night

Cape Cod Poetry Review Release Party and Open Mic

At Sturgis Library

Tuesday August 28th @6:30PM


Join Sturgis Library and CCPR editors for a night of poetry celebrating the release of their latest issue! Come listen to contributors read from their work or bring your own work to share. Refreshments will be provided. Sign-ups for the open mic occur the day of the event. The latest issue of Cape Cod Poetry Review, as well as past issues, will be available for purchase.


The event is free and open to the public! Registration (for attendance) is appreciated. Email Sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or visit our website: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/cape-cod-poetry-review-release-party-and-open-mic/

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Sally Gunning on Writing
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sally Gunning on Writing

Sally will be discussing being a writer, her research process, and weaving historical events and characters into her fiction. She will also be reading from her original work. A Q and A and book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase on site provided by Titcombs Books of Sandwich. This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

FREE to the public! Registration is appreciated. Call 508-362-6636, Email sturgisreference@Comcast.net, or online at this link: http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/sally-gunning-on-writing/

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