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The Art of the Short Story with Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Tyrese Coleman
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of the Short Story with Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Tyrese Coleman

Have you ever wanted to write short stories? Join us for a conversation with Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Tyrese Coleman as they discuss varied elements of Fiction and read from their own work. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Topics to be covered: building tension, developing characters, plotting, cross genre, fantastic vs. realism, importance of theme, hot topics in fiction, regionalism/sense of place, submitting/the market, fostering a unique voice, editing, and much more

Bios:

Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a physician and writer whose debut story collection, White Dancing Elephants, was a best book of 2018 for Kirkus Reviews, included as a ‘best book’ for fall 2018 and the year by BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, The Rumpus, The  Millions, and many other publications. White Dancing Elephants was a finalist for the PEN American Robert Bingham story collection prize.  Her work has been published in Tin House, Narrative, Michigan Quarterly Review, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere.

Tyrese L. Coleman is the author of the collection, How to Sit, a 2019 Pen Open Book Award finalist published with Mason Jar Press in 2018. Writer, wife, mother, attorney, and writing instructor, she is an editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, an online journal dedicated to flash fiction. Her essays and stories have appeared in several publications, including Black Warrior Review, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, and the Kenyon Review. She is an alumni of the Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University and a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. Find her at tyresecoleman.com or on twitter @tylachelleco.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or

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Words Between Father and Son at Sturgis Library
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Words Between Father and Son at Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library Presents Words Between Father and Son: A Poetry Month celebration of Storytelling, Poetry, Jazz & Hip-Hop

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Join us as Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor and The ZYG 808, two generations of hip-hop jazz artists share a selection of spoken-word pieces in the form of stories, songs and poems.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636

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What's Your Story, Morning Glory:  Writing Class
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

What's Your Story, Morning Glory: Writing Class

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 Feb 23, April 27

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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