Creative Writing Weekend

A writers’ workshop focusing on fiction is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 16, at Downtown Campus. Sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Writer Naomi Benaron will lead the workshop. Her novel “Running the Rift” won the 2010 Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. One of her short story collections, “Love Letters from a Fat Man,” won the 2006 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for fiction.

She is a teacher in Los Angeles and also mentors the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

The cost for the workshop is $131, plus $21 in fees. Current Pima Community College students can register through MyPima at, or register in person at any PCC campus. Participants will earn two academic credits.

For more information, contact Brooke Anderson at 206-7350 or Josie Milliken at 206-7156.

-By Katie Stewart

‘No Fashion – Fashion Show

The Pima Community College Fashion Club will hold a “No Fashion – Fashion Show” fundraiser on Nov. 22 in the Amethyst Room at the Downtown Campus.

Preparations begin at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

The event is open to high school students who will compete to make a garment exclusively from ribbons, macaroni and aluminum foil with a time limit of two hours.

Finished looks will be modeled on a runway and evaluated by a panel of judges who are locals working in the fashion industry.

Prizes include a $500 scholarship to Pima, a sewing machine and gift cards.

Entry to the event will be $7 per student or $20 per groups of no more than four people.

The club is accepting donations of pipe cleaners, aluminum foil, sewing kits, scissors and glue for the contest.

For questions or donations, contact Charlette Padilla at or 206-7206.

-By Loc Tran


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