Alta Programs


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Creative Aging: Pathway to Writing Your Fiction Story

An 8-session workshop with author Joanna Cooke
Tuesdays & Thursdays, OCT 3,5,10,12,17,19, 24 & 26
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Alta Community Room
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Whether you are starting with a blank page or revising a beloved manuscript, story development is the key to crafting relevant and immersive fiction. Based on Author Accelerator's Blueprint for a Book, this eight-session course for writers of all levels will help you determine why you want to write a particular story, why the story's essential points and theme are important and provide a step-by-step process to build and ensure structure, meaning, and momentum to your story. Each class, led by author Joanna Cooke, will consist of mini-lessons as well as writing time. Topics include character development, outlining, editing and more.

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Author Talk & Reading: Karin Anderson
6:00 p.m.
Alta Community Room

Join us in welcoming author Karin Anderson, who will talk about What Falls Away, a novel of family, art, and the raw process of healing.

About Karin
A gardener, writer, mother, wanderer, and heretic, Karin Anderson is the author of Before Us Like a Land of Dreams. Her work has appeared in Dia-logue, Quarter After Eight, Western Humanities Review, Sunstone, Saranac Review, American Literary Review, and Fiddleback. A former professor of English at Utah Valley University, she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and holds degrees from Utah State University, Brigham Young Univer-sity, and the University of Utah. She hails from the Great Basin.


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Alta After School
Tuesdays, 3-4:00 p.m.
Ruff Readers, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Discover & Create, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

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Alta Baby Time

Thursdays, 12-1:00 p.m.

Bond with your baby and build pre-literacy skills through play! Get more information here>.

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2nd Wednesday of the month
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Do you love to knit but never find the time? Come join other fabric artists, a.k.a. procrastiknitters, for a sit-n-knit session at the Alta Branch library. Bring your latest knitting project and we'll provide the space and time for you. Space is limited, please sign up by choosing the date you'd like to attend from our calendar page.

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Fridays, 10:00 a.m.

Space is limited, please sign up by choosing the date you'd like to attend from our calendar page.