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Off the Page Teen Writing Workshop—The Vices of Villainy: Crafting Vivacious Villains and Outstanding Antagonists

November 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library hosts a teen writing workshop with Ringling College of Art and Design as part of “Off the Page Literary Celebration.” Participants can examine the great villains and antagonists of literature, film, animation, and more to learn what makes them effective and memorable. In groups, teens will design their own villains and develop their goals, motives, morals, and origins to create compelling catalysts of conflict. Instructors will end the workshop with a fun interactive roleplay session to showcase the villains they created.

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Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Library Foundation for Sarasota County. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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November 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm -
November 14, 2023 @ 4:30 pm


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Dr. Ryan Van Cleave, Head of Creative Writing, Ringling College of Art and Design Avery McKinnon, Student, Ringling College of Art and Design Joshua Bray, Student, Ringling College of Art and Design Logan Faulkner, Student, Ringling College of Art and Design
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Betty J Johnson North Sarasota Library
2801 Newton Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34234
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