Jan 26, 2012

'Sparking Your Creativity'

Jodi Schwen, editor-in-chief of the Lake Country Journal Magazine, will share insight from her award-winning, 14-year writing career Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Schwen’s talk, “Sparking Your Creativity,” is part of the series hosted by the Center for Lifelong Learning based at CLC. The program will be held in room E151 near Entrance No. 6 (Business and Industry Center). Where does creativity come from? How can one capture it? Schwen will demonstrate the value – and fun – of using words to express yourself. The goal of the program is to stimulate writers to preserve memories by blending written word and images to produce creative photo books, quilts, collages, and products of purpose and permanence. Schwen has written a variety of stories, dramas, narratives, and documents journaling personal experiences and well-researched, individual histories. She believes that each of us has a story (or stories) needing to be told. She supports the creative spark behind the stories and will use her workshop experience toward that end. The speaker series hosted by the Center for Lifelong Learning is offered at no charge to those who become members of the public enrichment enterprise. Otherwise, admission is $5. For information, contact Bill Brekken, coordinator, at (218) 855-8146 or email bbrekken@clcmn.edu