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Known By Heart October Updates
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Known By Heart Poetry–October News
Ira Brooker Story Captures the Heart of Known by Heart
"Before we’ve even started, art is doing its magic: people who care about writing and poetry and each other create a self-organizing community around getting out of bed and getting to poetry class."
Read more about Writing Home on the Knight Foundation Blog.
Writing Home Workshops Underway!

In Fall 2015 the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation  (through a Saint Paul Knight Arts Challenge grant) took a lovely leap of faith and funded Known by Heart Writing Home, a project to provide writing workshops to older adults and to explore the possibilities of creativity as a key strategy for healthy aging.

With our match lined up (see thanks to funders below), we just started our first workshops, in partnership with Keystone Community Services. What a wonderful group of writers!

Keystone and Known by Heart are also excited about rolling out a new model for providing writing experiences and opportunities to homebound adults delivered through meals on wheels. We’re still working out the details, but look forward to sharing more as our plans firm up.

Read more about Writing Home and what we hope to learn along the way.
Read More on the Known By Heart Blog
Can you pass for “older”? (registration opens today)

We don’t card people for proof of age, but if you consider yourself an elder, older adult or senior we’d love to see you at a Writing Home Workshop.

The next scheduled dates at Hamline-Midway Library:
 

Workshops are free, but space is limited. Registration opens today, October 17.
 
Additional partners for this site include:  Hamline-Midway Elders & Hamline-Midway Library
Also coming in November (more details soon)
 
November 9: Known by Heart founder Naomi Cohn reading at Birchbark Books, with Donte Collins, William Reichard and Gwen Westerman. 

November 16: Zoe Bird and David Mura present their work in a Known by Heart Poetry Performance at the Saint Anthony Park Branch Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
Thank You Funders!

Thank you for cash and in-kind support:

Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation
Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library 
Creative Enterprise Zone
Keystone Community Services Senior Services Program
Peace, 

Naomi Cohn
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