Breaking Out of the Book

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Start Date
February 2012
End Date
March 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Participants will indicate an increase in their appreciation (attitude) and knowledge of writing.
2. Participants will be introduced to advanced writing techniques.

Source of Additional Funds

Kitchigami Regional Library

Project Overview
Brainerd Library’s Breaking Out of the Book, is a set of writing workshops for young adults. This program involves working with young adult patrons to help them to enjoy “not so normal” reading experiences by introducing them to different writing techniques through the following two workshops: 1) Creating Comics with Blake Hoena, February 8 from 1-3pm, Ages 13-17: In Hoena’s workshop, you will take characters of your own creation and develop a funny, bizarre, or scary situation to place them into. Create a sort comic while learning the important elements of creating comics, such as storyboarding, dialogue and sound effects. // 2) A Hunger Games Writing Workshop, March 7th from 1-3pm, Ages 13-17: Suzanne Collins’s fast-paced, plot-driven novels had us all up late at night turning pages, so in this workshop, we’ll slow things down and examine why. Looking at characterization, tone, point of view, and style, we’ll analyze why these books are so absorbing and discuss how we can learn from them as writers.
Project Details
Location: Brainerd Public Library / Dates: Creating Comics with Blake Hoena, February 8, 2012; A Hunger Games Writing Workshop, March 7, 2012 -- attendance undocumented
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kitchigami Regional Library
Street Address
310 2nd Street North, P.O. Box 84
Pine River
Zip Code