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    Interpretive Writing Workshop to be Offered

    Newton, Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is holding “Catch Me If You Can – The Art of Words: Interpretive Writing Workshop,” on Wednesday, May 2, 2007. The workshop will be held at the Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gatheringplace in Newton.

    During the day-long workshop, participants will learn the basics of interpretive writing and how to grab an audience’s attention. Participants will gain skills to help them create exhibits, brochures and self-guided tours that stand out. Sue Pridemore, Heritage Area Partnership Coordinator from the National Park Service – Midwest Office, will be the instructor.

    “We are looking forward to working with Sue and the National Park Service to deliver this exceptional workshop to people who want to boost their understanding of interpretive writing,” commented Don Short, Executive Director of SSNHA.

    Registration is due April 27, 2007, and limited to 30 registrants. The registration fee is $30 per person affiliated with a designated SSNHA site and $40 per person for all other participants.
    For more information or to register for this workshop, visit the “Resources” section at

    Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 37 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. Through the development of a network of sites, programs, and events, the Heritage Area’s mission is to interpret farm life, agribusiness, and rural communities – past and present.

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