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How to create comics event set at Brainerd library

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

The Brainerd Public Library is hosting “Creating Comics” with Blake Hoena from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

In Hoena’s workshop, teens ages 10-18 will take characters of their own creation and develop a funny, bizarre or scary situation to place them into. Participants will be creating a short comic while learning the important elements of creating comics.

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Darcy Dwyer, Brainerd’s youth librarian, said: “Kids love reading comics and this workshop is a great way to guide young authors on how to make their own comics. So please take advantage of this free workshop and give your kids a creative gift that will last a lifetime.”

Hoena is a Minnesota author who has written more than 30 books for children, including retellings of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the Perseus and Medusa myth. Most recently, he’s working on a series of graphic novels about two space alien brothers, Eek and Ack, who are determined to conquer our big blue home.

Creating Comics with Blake Hoena is part of the Brainerd Library’s Breaking Out of the Book, writing workshops for young adult. If you are interested in the free workshop call the library at 829-5574. The second workshop in Breaking Out of the Book will be a Hunger Games writing workshop on March 7.

This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.

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