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Poetry Writing with Mark Anderson @ Emerge
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fairy Tales and myths connect our personal stories to a shared, human story. In this workshop, we’ll be drawing upon the strength of these collective stories to investigate our own personal histories. We’ll start off by reading some examples of great poems before talking about what makes a good poem and learning strategies to help write our own. On the second day of the workshop we’ll learn more about editing to put the final polish on our poems, and we’ll practice reading and delivery. Students will leave with knowledge on how to write and edit poems, how to seek out inspiration in unlikely places, and how to get involved in their literary community. Twelve years of age and up.

Free – Sponsored by the CDA Arts Commission
This is a two part class: January 24th and 25th: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Contact Denise at: to sign up for a class.

Mardi Gras Krewe d’Alene 2018 @ Cd'A Resort Plaza Shops
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Feel as if you are strolling the streets of the French Quarter in North Idaho. Sample New Orleans-style fare in a competition between eight local favorite restaurants. Enjoy a drink in our re-creation of the oldest pub in the US, the pirate’s den, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar. Experience a variety of street entertainment, live music, and artists in action in the famous Jackson Square. Bid on an artist-crafted mask in our silent auction. And enjoy traditional Beignets and Café au Lait in our little street cafe.

Live music by Twisted Biscuit plus the entertaining Gumbo Brass Jazz Trio.

Tickets are $40 ($45 at the door). Includes all entertainment, food sampling from seven competing restaurants, a souvenir Mardi Gras pint glass and traditional Mardi Gras fun, including the crowning of the 2018 King and Queen of the Mardi Gras to be chosen during the evening, plus prizes for best costume and most spirited reveler. A prize for the one who finds the baby in the King Cake, and a door prize. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Beads and masks will be available for sale at the event.