September Adult Programs

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Sep 022017
 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, September 7 & 21 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

September 7 and September 21 are both Free Writes.  Bring whatever you’re working on!

Senior Bingo

Thursday, September 14 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

 

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

August Adult Programs

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Jul 312017
 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, August 10 & August 24 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 8/10:

  1. A character is moving to another city. She visits her favorite public place and sees something that makes her want to stay. Describe this in 500 words, using third person POV (he/she). Then rewrite in first person, using ‘I’.

Why: Rewriting third person scenes (especially emotional ones) in first person helps you find your character’s voice. You’re telling the reader what your character thinks as your character, not an observer. When you rewrite in third person (if you prefer this POV), some of this immediacy will carry over.

  1. A character is being chased by a villain or villainous group through an abandoned warehouse. Describe their fear and lucky escape in 500 words or less. Rewrite the piece from the viewpoint of the villain(s).

Why: Rewriting a protagonist’s scenes from the antagonist’s perspective can help you create a more realistic sense of threat, since you will be able to picture the protagonist as well as antagonist’s movements and psychological state clearer.

http://www.nownovel.com/blog/50-creative-writing-prompts/

8/24 is a free write.

Senior Bingo

Thursday, August 10 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday at 10 AM – YMCA Community Center

Join us for a walk to CVS in Bellevue and back.

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

July Adult Programs

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Jul 052017
 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, July 13 & July 27 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 7/13:

A brief science fiction story with a character named Echo, a ham sandwich, and the sentence, “Just don’t touch the red door.”

And/or

A brief children’s story with a character named Officer Hardy, a small black dog, and the sentence, “Don’t think you can get away with this!”

July 27 is a free write.

 

Senior Bingo

Thursday, July 13 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

 

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday at 10 AM – YMCA Community Center

Join us for a walk to CVS in Bellevue and back.

 

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

June Adult Programs

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May 312017
 

Stitch & Chat

Every Monday at 10 AM – Reading Room

Bring your latest knitting or crochet project for this casual craft group.

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday at 10 AM – YMCA Community Center

Join us for a walk to CVS in Bellevue and back.

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

Writers’ Group

Thursday, June 1, June 15, June 29 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for June 1:

When was the last time you did something that scared or challenged you?

Are you a Saver or a Tosser?/Are you a Hoarder or a Minimalist?

Prompts taken from https://static01.nyt.com/images/blogs/learning/pdf/2016/650promptsnarrativewritingLearningNetwork.pdf on 05/11/17

Prompts for June 15:

None.  This week is a Free Write.  Bring any piece you’re working on.

Prompts for June 29:

You are going through boxes of mostly junk (throw away; give away; a few things that you will keep) when you uncover a small, wrapped present.  What do you think?  What do you do?  How do you feel?

Walking home, you find a shoe on the side of the road. What kind of shoe is it? Who is its owner? What happened? Why is the shoe there? Where is the other shoe now? You can use all of these questions or just one to explore what happened.

Prompts taken from our own members and http://www.writersdigest.com/prompts/the-missing-shoe

Senior Bingo

Thursday, June 8 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

May Adult Programs

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May 022017
 

Stitch & Chat

Monday, May 1 & May 15 at 10 AM – Reading Room

Bring your latest knitting or crochet project for this casual craft group.

 

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday at 10 AM – YMCA Community Center

Join us for a walk to CVS in Bellevue and back.

 

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, May 4 & 18 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for May 4:

Word Count:        850
Genre:            Seasonal
Character:             A dictator
Material            A rowing boat
Sentence to Use:     “It is required of you”

Word Count:        100
Genre:            Crime
Character:            A hunter
Material:            A table
Sentence to Use:    “Maybe we should just kiss to break the tension”
Bonus:            The story involves a fight.

Prompts generated by:  https://thestoryshack.com/tools/writing-prompt

Prompt for May 18:

Word count: 850

Genre: Mystery

Characters: Sir Edgar Walther Fortunado & a mail carrier

Items: a candlestick & a baseball hat

Sentence to Use: “The pancakes are bananalicious.”

 

Senior Bingo

Thursday, May 11 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.