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Independence Day Celebration- Augusta 2018

Wednesday, July 4th | 4 PM – 10 PM | Fireworks – 9:30 PM | Free

Come join the City of Augusta and its partners in presenting this year’s Independence Day Celebration in Downtown Augusta. Bring the whole family to the Augusta Common on Wednesday, July 4th and partake in an array of activities to keep you busy all afternoon and into the evening. Live Entertainment and a wide variety of vendors – Food, Merchandise, Crafts and Patriotic Merchandise too! Children’s Fun Zone with Inflatables and Face Painting. A spectacular fireworks show at dark. Vendors are welcome. No coolers or tents and NO Pets Allowed.

Location: Augusta Common

Evenings in Appleby Garden Concert Series

Sing, swing, and sway along to an eclectic musical mix at the FREE 64th Evenings in Appleby Garden Concert Series at the Appleby Branch Library (2260 Walton Way, Augusta) every Tuesday at 8 pm beginning May 29 through June 26.

2018 Evenings in Appleby Garden Concert Series Schedule:

• Tuesday, May 29: Augusta Big Band Aggregate (“ABBA”)
• Tuesday, June 5: Kendrell Germany Trio
• Tuesday, June 12: Creative Impressions
• Tuesday, June 19: Savannah River Bluegrass
• Tuesday, June 26: Special Guest

Bring a chair or borrow one for a donation and relax and enjoy the sounds of the summer. You can even pack an evening picnic or purchase dinner from a food truck. Want to show off your decorating skills? Bring your best portable lawn party décor and food set up to compete for the title of Appleby Garden Party Winner of the Week.

Flash, Bang and Done! One Story in One Thousand Words (or less)

Over 4,000 outlets are publishing flash fiction, many post one every day. That means a lot of sites, magazines, and podcasts are hungry for your fiction.
What is flash fiction? It’s compressed stories told in a variety of styles, usually less than 2,000 words. Some stories are lists, email exchanges, and classifieds, but many use the traditional narrative form.
Every writer can benefit from learning about the genre, even if they never choose to write it. You’ll learn how to write tightly, quickly defining your characters, identifying your conflict and plot and selecting only the most salient details.
Each week we’ll work on one aspect of these elements. We’ll also discuss stories we’ve read and learn exercises to improve our writing. I’ll connect the dots between this genre and the novel and the memoir.  The four-week course will culminate in a draft of your flash fiction piece.
You’ll need writing instruments. Developed story ideas are welcome but not required. $5 photocopying fee.

Flipping the Fairytale Script: Make Old Stories New to You

Whether you are stuck in your writing practice or only beginning to dabble, making an old story unfamiliar and new is a playful way to learn about storytelling and invigorate your creative process. In this class, you’ll take a fairytale of your choice and re-tell it from the perspective of a secondary character or a completely new one. This age-old activity has resulted in famous works such as Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, Never Never, and A Wolf at The Door. During the two-hour workshop, Sea will offer tips and activities to help you develop your character, establish the story’s point of view, and imagine its new conflict and plot. All you’ll need is yourself, paper and pen. Feel free to have a fairytale in mind.

Sea Stachura’s brain is a toolbox for all kinds of storytelling, and she loves sharing these tools. She has over 15 years of experience writing print and radio journalism. Her work has appeared on NPR, Marketplace and locally on GPB. For five years, she taught multimedia storytelling and podcasting at Augusta University. Currently, she’s completing her MFA in fiction at the renowned MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.