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How to Keep Readers Reading

How Writers Can Keep Their Readers Reading 

Finding an audience is a big challenge for writers. Keeping readers engaged and turning pages is another. Students will learn both in ‘Telling Your Own Story- Pandemic Edition: A Memoir Writing Virtual Workshop.’ Classes start August 30, 2020 and continue every Sunday through October 4, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The class will be taught by Ron Rozelle, an experienced educator and renowned author. According to Rozelle writing a good story is a learnable skill. 

Mechanics and Storytelling

The online workshop will emphasize the process of writing. Rozelle helps his students recognize important moments, frame their experiences and shape them into a compelling story. The Covid-19 pandemic is the shared experience each participant will use to begin writing their memoir. 

Write with the Reader in Mind 

Rozelle believes that shorter sentences and paragraphs keep readers involved. “Lengthy sentences, paragraphs without breaks and even long chapters are what can discourage a reader and cause them to put your work down,” Rozelle said. “Shorter is better, especially a short first paragraph. Shorter sentences and paragraphs are perceived as less laborious.” He went on, “don’t make reading your work seem like a chore.”

To register for ‘Telling Your Own Story – Pandemic Edition: A Memoir Writing Virtual Workshop’, visit https://bcfas.org/virtual-memoir-workshop/.

Molly Sweeney Specials Week 2!

Be sure to visit The Fill Station or Bodega both located in downtown Lake Jackson this week, September 22 – 26 for some ‘Molly Sweeney’ specials! The Fill Station will

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Set Builders

Once it is built, it is time to add detail and color to the set. Set painters of various talent and experience levels can contribute to this fun and satisfying task. Novices can apply basic “base coats” of paint while more accomplished artists can follow behind add the detail (color, texture, shadow and highlight). Bring the set to vibrant life by volunteering as a set painter!
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Museum Attendant

Museum attendants welcome visitors to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants also learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibits, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for gift shop sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant also helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the exhibits and artifacts on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Set Builders

During the time a Center Stages play is in production, set builders work on Saturdays (usually 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and, occasionally, during some weekdays, as volunteer availability allows. Volunteers should have a background in safe construction practices, including using various types of power tools. Though not necessary, set construction volunteers are encouraged to bring and use their own well-maintained and safe power tools. Wood is usually the most typical construction material, though occasionally other materials, such as metal, are used.
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants welcome visitors to the art gallery and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibit, Brazosport Art League and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for art sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the art on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.