Young Writers Series (sponsored by Watermark Books)
Leadership & Legacy
Tuesdays, July 15, 22, 29, & Aug. 5
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn about writing while you study our local history by the decade through exhibit tours and Museum resources. A special focus is placed on the National History Day theme: “Leadership and Legacy in History”. What is the meaning of leadership? What is the meaning of legacy? Learn about examples and applications seen across local history.
These four sessions will be led by Michael, a teacher for USD 266, and Janaea who helped pilot the workshop in summer 2013.
Watermark is happy to sponsor the writer's workshop and will provide young writers with the extra-fun material for students to use!
Students can sign up to attend the workshop by contacting the museum at (316) 265-9314
Watermark Books & Cafe is pleased to host Jenny Milchman for a reading and signing of her book Ruin Falls.
13 Years, 7 Months, & 35,000 Miles: One Writer's Road to Publication
Jenny Milchman's journey to publication took thirteen years, after which she hit the road for seven months with her family on what Shelf Awareness called "the world's longest book tour."
Her debut novel, Cover of Snow, was chosen as an Indie Next Pick, praised by the New York Times and San Francisco Journal of Books, won the Mary Higgins Clark award and has been nominated for the Barry and Macavity awards.
Now Jenny's second novel, Ruin Falls, has just come out to starred reviews. Cinderella story, dream come true? Yes, definitely, but there were also many struggles along the way. How much time should you devote to a goal that may never come to pass? Is it possible to "car-school" two kids? And what happens when you hitch everything to a dream?
Jojo Moyes fans are invited to participate in a one-night-only discussion of Moyes's latest work One Plus One. Join us at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 6th for an evening of all-things Jojo, plus refreshments and giveaways! Shirley Wells will be leading the discussion.
Do you want to hone your writing skills, jump-start a new project, connect with a community of writers, and learn to be a more discerning reader?
Writing Connections is a series of 75-minute workshops presented by Watermark Books & Cafe and designed to get your word-processing brain in high-functioning mode. The workshops are taught by experienced teachers with newly-published fiction and excellent credentials. They will focus on point-of-view, navigating time periods, and how to do research for your fiction writing.
The cost of each workshop is $60 per session and includes a goodie bag (with a notebook and a copy of the author's latest book). All three workshops can be attended for a discounted price of $150.
10:30-11:45 - The Art of Research: Where to Begin and Where to Stop with Jenna Blum
12:45-2:00 - Keeping Track of Time: How to Navigate Distinct Time Periods with Rebecca Rotert
2:30-3:45 - Hearing Voice(s): How Point-of-View Influences a Story with TaraShea Nesbit
4:30 - Reading and Signing from Jenna Blum, Rebecca Rotert, and TaraShea Nesbit
Diane Eickhoff is a historian whose first biography, Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols, was a Kansas Notable Book in 2007. Aaron Barnhart wrote for many years for the Kansas City Star. They both give talks for the Kansas Humanities Council.