|Wed, Nov 14|
An Evening with Jodi LivonIntuition is more than a buzz word. Every single one of us is intuitive. We have all experienced a knowing feeling, a gut instinct, or a dream foretelling a future event. Jodi will answer questions about everything intuition-related as well as conduct gallery-style-readings on spontaneously chosen audience members.This event will be held in the Deephaven Room at the Minnetonka Community Education Center (4584 Vine Hill Rd, Excelsior 55331)
History and TeaJoin military historian Dan Hartman for tea, coffee and history. This series will focus on history through informative lectures and discussions in an informal setting. Come to all four discussions or choose the topics that interest you.The Holocaust in Europe A genocide in which millions European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and the World War II collaborators. French Revolution and the Reign of Terror The French Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, experienced violent periods of political turmoil, and brought many of its principles to Western Europe and beyond. Reconstruction in the South The term Reconstruction Era covers the history of the country from 1865 to 1877 following the American Civil War. This discussion will focus on the attempted transformation of the southern United States from 1863 to 1877, as directed by Congress.The Russian Revolution The Russian Revolution was a pair of revolutions in 1917 which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union.
Writers' WorkshopDesigned to assist writers who are working, or beginning to work, on a specific creative writing project, including short stories, novels, memoirs, and biographies. Writing will be critiqued by the instructor and fellow writers based on adherence to seven principles of literary excellence.The workshop will also cover editing techniques, writer’s block, and publishing opportunities. Writing will be critiqued on the seven principles of literary excellence: vision and imagination, conflict, captivating story, compelling characters, emotion, mystery, and showing versus telling. There are two prerequisites for registration in this workshop: 1) all students must have a specific writing project in progress or ready in mind and must be committed to working on the project during the workshop, and 2) all students must either have completed Fundamentals of Fiction Writing or obtain an exemption from the instructor.