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BCA to offer programs at Westchester Square

The Bronx Council on the Arts has a full slate of programs available at three Westchester Square locations, all part of a revitalization effort expected to spark a renaissance.

To make the Square a destination for those interested in the arts, BCA is offering programming at Huntington Free Library and the Westchester Square branch of the New York Public Library.

Included in the programming is a monthly writers workshop and a program on writing a novel in one-month, memoir writing workshop, crocheting and bead-making classes, an Eco Arts Workshop and much more.

“The Bronx Council on the Arts is integral to our efforts to reinvigorate the square, and their programs represent a fantastic opportunity to bring people into the square for programs in culture and the arts,” Councilman Vacca said.

“I urge everyone to take a look at the calendar and take advantage of these wonderful events and programs.”

BCA has released a calendar of upcoming events. These include events as part of the BCA’s Bronx Writers Center that holds classes at the Westchester Square library branch at 2521 Glebe Avenue. One program is called Write a Novel in A Month.

Three classes on the ins and outs of novel writing will take place on Thursday, October 29, Thursday, November 12 and Thursday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, Bronx Writers Center holds a monthly writers meeting at Westchester Square library where area writers discuss their work.

It will take place next on Thursday, November 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, November 19 there will also be a memoir writing seminar at the Huntington Free Library located at 9 Westchester Square, next to Apple Bank for Savings.

In addition to the Bronx Writers Center, coming up on Saturday, December 19 there will be a crocheting class called “Crochet for Me” at Huntington Free Library at 2:30 p.m. The group will crochet a hat.

For next year, master artist Karen Ahn will be teaching a class called Maedeup: The Elegant Art of Knot Tying at the Huntington Free Library on January 16, 2010. Also at Huntington, there will an Eco Arts workshop with artist Star Nigro on Saturday, February 20, and a beadmaking class with Gail Sharbaan on Saturday, March 20.

On Saturday, April 17, artist Lucy Aponte will teach a class where students learn to make a miniature world inside of a recycled bottle at Huntington.

For more information, visit Bronx Council on the Arts online at For more information on the Bronx Writers Center, call (718) 931-9500 ext. 21.

To reach the Huntington Free Library, call (718) 829 –7770.

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