Pellissippi State invites young writers to free mini-conference

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Knoxville’s high-school age writers are invited to the third annual Young Creative Writers Workshop at Pellissippi State Community College, Saturday, Oct. 8.

The workshop is a free, day-long event open to any local high school students who have an interest in creative writing. Individual sessions will include poetry writing, fiction writing, screenplay writing and songwriting. The workshop will be held at Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike. Lunch will be provided.

Students will have the opportunity not only to learn writing skills, but be able to tour the Strawberry Plains Campus and interact with professors, administrators and other students. At the end of the workshop, students will be able to perform or recite their original works; parents and teachers are invited to attend the showcase.

Though the event is free, space is limited. Register at www.pstcc.edu/writersworkshop by Oct. 5.

Instructors at the event will include two of Pellissippi State’s own faculty members plus Kali Meister, playwright and theatre instructor, and Nashville songwriter and composer Chris Robbins.

“This year’s Young Creative Writers Workshop will be our best yet,” said Patricia Ireland, Pellissippi State English instructor and planner of the event. “We’re aiming higher than ever in the quality of the workshops and the value of the whole experience for local high-school age writers.”

The Young Creative Writers Workshop is funded through an Arts Builds Communities grant from the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, which is matched by funds from the Pellissippi State Foundation. The Foundation works to provide student scholarships and emergency loans as well as to improve facilities and secure new equipment. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.pstcc.edu/foundation or call 865-694-6528.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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Pellissippi State Announcements: Voter Registration at Magnolia Avenue Campus

Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus will host a free voter registration event for students and the community from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in room 100. Attendees can register to vote in the upcoming presidential election as well as practice in a voting booth. The event is sponsored by Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information, contact the Magnolia Avenue Campus, 1610 E. Magnolia Ave., at 865-329-3100.

 

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Pellissippi State offers ‘Natural Remedies’ non-credit class

Alternative health enthusiasts and DIY herbalists are invited to a new non-credit course about natural remedies at Pellissippi State Community College.

Home Comfort: Using Natural Remedies will explore medicinal foods and basic herbs — including chamomile, mints, lemon balm and turmeric — as well as their uses and indications. Participants will be able to make their own herbal kits, as well as learn basic skills for creating teas, tonics and tinctures.

 Class times are 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25. Cost of the course is $105.

This course is offered through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services division, which offers workforce development, customized skills training and personalized, non-credit courses. For more information or to register for these courses, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability for this course, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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Pellissippi State hosts self-defense classes for women

Pellissippi State Community College will offer two non-credit self-defense classes for women and teens in September and October.

Women’s Basic Self-Defense is open to women and teens ages 13 and up. Participants will follow the Women’s Self-Defense Institute Girls on Guard program, which teaches how to use the whole body in self-defense maneuvers. Participants also will learn how to quickly identify potential predators and the common lures such a predator might use.

Class dates and times are 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 10, or Saturday, Oct. 29. Cost of the course is $40.

The Girls on Guard: Six-Week Women’s Self Defense Course is open to women and teens over age 14. Participants will learn advanced self-protection skills geared specifically for women, as practiced in the Girls on Guard program from the Women’s Self-Defense Institute. In this course, participants will learn and practice self-defense techniques with a real person, especially how to escape from a potential predator.

Instructors will discuss internet, workplace and dating safety as well as basic awareness techniques and appropriate responses to threatening situations. Class times are 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 20. Cost of the course is $89.

Both courses are offered through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services division, which offers workforce development, customized skills training and personalized, non-credit courses. For more information or to register for these courses, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability for these courses, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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