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“Writing is fun” is the message behind upcoming children’s workshops at the new Downtown bookshop.

With creative courses, the Writer’s Block makes getting literary more colorful

January 14th, 2015

“Writing is fun” is the message behind upcoming children’s workshops at the new Downtown bookshop.

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