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Literary Arts Department


A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time—proof that humans can work magic. —Carl Sagan


Book Clubs


Painted Sky Book Club

The book club will meet monthly on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 PM at the Art Center in Canyon City. You also have the option to participate virtually via Google Meet.

Link to Google Meet -  

https://meet.google.com/nno-cbwb-zkz

Google Meet Code - nno-cbwb-zkz

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn will be featured at our next Book Club. We will meet Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at Painted Sky Center for the Arts in Canyon City or virtually.




Painted Sky Writing Group

The writing group will meet on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at the Art Center in Canyon City. You also have the option to participate virtually via Google Meet.

Link to Google Meet -  

https://meet.google.com/exu-wejp-tmd

Google Meet Code - exu-wejp-tmd

"Writing is typically a solo endeavor, but finding a community of writers that support one another can be a great source of inspiration and encouragement. Whether you’re a published author or want to start crafting your first book, a writing group can offer a supportive environment of like-minded people who share a passion for telling stories."



Register


Calendar

    • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8

    This class has been postponed due to a schedule conflict. Look for updates in the fall.

    Have you ever wanted to take your grandma's favorite recipes and put them into a cookbook? Traveled to Italy or Thailand and dying to create a cookbook based on your travels? Just want to share your enthusiasm for cooking? This class will teach you how to correctly formulate a recipe, what to include in your cookbook and what not to; how to market and sell your cookbook and how to get a publisher interested. There will also be a basic class in food photography. This is a 4 part class.

    This class is for ages 12 and up.

    Supplies Needed:

    Recipes and a vague idea of what you want to do.

    Something to write with, laptop, pen and paper, etc.

    Registration will be automatically canceled if a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration.

    Teacher Biography for Fianna MacGregor-Whitman

    I am currently a Public Defense Attorney. I have a BA from Portland State University in Film with an English Minor; a Master's in Film and Film Production from Portland State University; an MA in Human Rights from NYU; a JD from Lewis and Clark; and, an LLM from UO specializing in Human Rights and the Environment. I am currently working on several books and have two theses registered in the Library of Congress. I have taught film, screenwriting, and creative writing courses.


    • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Painted Sky Center for the Arts
    • 8

    This class is in the process of being rescheduled due to a schedule conflict. We'll keep you posted!


    How often have you got to the movies and thought you could have written it better? Or maybe you've had an idea brewing in your head for the next great blockbuster. Or do you want to make an indie film about an important issue? This class will teach you how to write a screenplay (a completely different type of endeavor than a novel.). You'll learn the structure, style and pacing of a film; how to get people interested and how to copyright protect your work. This is a 6 week class.


    This class is for ages 15 and up.

    Supplies Needed:

    laptop - paper and pen can be used but it is much harder and can't be submitted to studios without being typed up.

    Access to Netflix or Amazon Prime


    Registration will be automatically canceled if a payment is not made within 15 minutes of registration.

    Teacher Biography for Fianna MacGregor-Whitman

    I am currently a Public Defense Attorney. I have a BA from Portland State University in Film with an English Minor; a Master's in Film and Film Production from Portland State University; an MA in Human Rights from NYU; a JD from Lewis and Clark; and, an LLM from UO specializing in Human Rights and the Environment. I am currently working on several books and have two theses registered in the Library of Congress. I have taught film, screenwriting, and creative writing courses.


Literary Arts Committee


Literary Arts Department Leads

Heidi Brooks and Kathy Moss

hbpaintedsky@gmail.com or akmoss12@gmail.com

The Literary Arts Department meets monthly to plan classes and events for Painted Sky. Contact Heidi if you are interested in joining the Literary Arts Department Committee.


Teach a Class


Interested in teaching or volunteering for the Literary Arts Department? Contact Heidi at hbpaintedsky@gmail.com



Contact us

Mailing Address: PO Box 21 Canyon City, OR  97820

Call: (541) 575-1335

Email: paintedskycenter@gmail.com

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM-Noon

Painted Sky Center for the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your support matters. Thank you for supporting the arts in Eastern Oregon. 

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