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Writers, unite! You may be seeking critique, a great prompt or just to share space while you focus on your work-inprogress. Join us and let’s write together. We divide our large meeting room into zones: one table for quiet writing, one for conversation, one where a prompt is provided, and one where folks who are looking for feedback or critique can connect. You’ll find inspiration and connection with other local writers while honing your craft. Light refreshments served.

Hosts will be present to facilitate introductions and will alternately include author, editor, and writing coach...

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This event will be held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum, Lenexa City Hall 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS 66219

MANHATTAN SHORT is an instantaneous celebration of film that occurs simultaneously across the globe. It brings great films to great venues and allows audiences to select their favorites. Join us, and 100,000 more film lovers in cinemas, museums and universities in more than 250 cities across six continents, gathered for one purpose: to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 22nd...

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If you love organization and want to get creative about it, Teen Bullet Journal Club is for you. You might just be working on your to-do list, or fine-tuning the details of your daily/weekly/monthly calendars. This is an opportunity to get together with other teens to exchange ideas, learn how to be more organized and have fun. Bullet journals are a simple, personalized way to keep track of your life. There is no right or wrong way – you create what works best for you. A new bullet journal skill is highlighted each month. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity.

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What does the process of creating art do for the artist? Is it cathartic? Is the artist able to work through things that they otherwise can't? How does creating art feel? What thoughts and emotions does a dancer, for example, transform into movement? Join dancer, choreographer & performer Tessa Priem as she performs excerpts from her solo show and discusses how the process of creating art has impacted her. "It can work on you, even as you work on it," she mentions. What will you make?

To read Tessa's bio and to learn about her recent dance creation, "Inner Reformation: an...

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Well-crafted writing can speak powerful truths, communicate important ideas and capture potent feelings. Creative writing is about reaching audiences by crafting, developing and sharing any narrative, no matter the content or what medium you choose. Join us for this series to hone your writing skills.

Monticello topics:
October: Kick Off and Connections
November: Workshop elementia and NaNoWriMo

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