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First Pages for Adults: Turn Grief Into Poetry
Roosevelt Library
Thursday, Sept. 4, 6–7:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 7. Register online or call 612-543-6700.
Work through your feelings from a loss or grief by writing poetry. Learn writing prompts and exercises. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Teens: Creating Fictional Worlds
East Lake Library
Thursday, Sept. 4, 6–7:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 7. Register online or call 612-543-8425.
Grades 7-12. How do you create fictional, but vivid and detailed, “other worlds” in fiction? Learn how celebrated authors have mastered the art of creating these alternate worlds where anything is possible, and how you can too! 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Adults: Writing for Magazine Publications
St. Louis Park Library
Sunday, Sept. 14, 1–2:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 17. Register online or call 612-543-6125.
Have you always had a secret desire to see your name in a magazine? Do you have a knack for writing, but just don't know how to get published? Learn tips that will get you on your way to writing for magazines. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Adults: Writing for Magazine Publications
Pierre Bottineau Library
Thursday, Sept. 18, 6:30–8 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 21. Register online or call 612-543-6850.
Have you always had a secret desire to see your name in a magazine? Do you have a knack for writing, but just don't know how to get published? Learn tips that will get you on your way to writing for magazines. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Adults: Creating Characters
Walker Library
Saturday, Sept. 20, 10:30a.m.–noon
Registration required, begins Aug 23. Register online or call 612-543-8400.
Whether you are writing about kings, detectives or spies, you want to give the reader more than interesting occupations. Learn how to dig deeper into your characters to make them complex, conflicted and compelling, even if they're vampires. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Adults: Starting Your Writing Project at 55+
Southdale Library
Saturday, Sept. 20, 11a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 23. Register online or call 612-543-5900.
Have you retired and found time to devote to your novel idea? Interested in writing a memoir so favorite family stories aren't forgotten? With creative writing prompts and exercises, learn simple tips for starting – and staying with – your writing project, no matter what it is. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Adults: A Novel Idea
Nokomis Library
Monday, Sept. 22, 6–7:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 25. Register online or call 612-543-6800.
Have you always wanted to write the great American novel, but don't know where to begin? Learn the core elements of a novel to help you get started. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Teens: Read to Write
St. Louis Park Library
Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30–5 p.m.
Registration required, begins Aug 28. Register online or call 612-543-6125.
Grades 7-12. Will reading "The Hunger Games" teach you to be a writer? You bet! Learn how Harry Potter can teach you about world-building, Neil Gaiman's characters can inspire creating memorable characters and how Veronica Roth's "Divergent" series can teach you about developing plots. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Adults: Fall Poetry
Maple Plain Library
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:30–8 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 2. Register online or call 612-543-5700.
Summer is over and now the world outside is changing. Capture the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the new season on the page by learning how to write poems inspired by the season. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Adults: Blank Page Fear
Southeast Library
Thursday, Oct. 2, 6–7:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 4. Register online or call 612-543-6725.
Learn the secrets of getting past your fear of the blank page, from a writer who has been there. This teaching artist will guide you through proven exercises to break through writer's block. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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First Pages for Adults: E-Publishing
Brookdale Library
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10–11:30 a.m.
Registration required, begins Sep 6. Register online or call 612-543-5600.
Learn the basics of e-publishing – from self-publishing your work online and working with print on demand platforms, to working directly with e-publishers or apps on smart phones or tablets. 
This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Presented in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.
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