October 18, 2012

Arts Express: Oct. 18, 2012

Novel-writing workshop Saturday

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will host a workshop to help participants prepare for National Novel Writing Month from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

The event, called NaNoWriMo, encourages people to challenge themselves to write a novel of 50,000 words in 30 days.

While the program requires that writers write their novels during November, preparation for the novel can happen prior to that month. The workshop will give participants an introduction to the program, information about planning and strategies for “winning” the month. Everyone who reaches the word count is a winner of the program. The workshop will be led by Amanda Kaufman, a two-time winner of NaNoWriMo.

The workshop is $25 or $20 for members of the NCCCA.

For questions, contact Emily Owens at 563-1604 or education@platts

Artwork sought for NCCCA auction

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts seeks talented regional artists to donate artwork for its annual “Arms & Legs” auction and fall fundraiser.

The arts center needs artwork in the form of creative and/or upcycled furniture, original artwork and also quality antiques. The deadline for submission information is Saturday, Oct. 20, and items must be delivered to the NCCCA by Thursday, Nov. 1. The auction is Saturday, Nov. 10, at the City Hall auditorium, with Steve Martin as auctioneer.

“Any artist or community member donating a piece of art valued at $100 or more will get free admission into the event,” Leigh Mundy, NCCCA Board president, said in a news release.

Surrogate bid forms will be available for anyone who wants to bid but cannot make the event.

For questions, contact Mundy at 563-1604 or

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