CSU–Pueblo sponsors community writing marathon for adults

The Southern Colorado Writing Project at Colorado State University – Pueblo is sponsoring its fourth Pueblo Community Writing Marathon for adult writers, 21 years of age or older, from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

Enjoy good company as we walk, talk, and write at various restaurants, pubs, and public places along Union Avenue and the downtown area. Treat yourself to an afternoon of non-stop writing and personal enrichment with a community of writers.

According to Southern Colorado Writing Project Director Dr. Katherine Frank, the Community Writing Marathon Program, which includes events every fall and spring, is designed to build community by celebrating writing and encouraging literacy. While spring writing marathons are designed for adults, the fall writing marathon will be open to writers of all ages; this event will be co-sponsored by the Pueblo City-County Library District and held in conjunction with the All Pueblo Reads Program.

The April 21 Writing Marathon will begin at the Riverwalk and Union Avenue. Writers will be given a map of participating businesses and public areas, general instructions, and an initial writing prompt to help them get started. At the end of the afternoon, writers will gather together at Angelo’s Pizza on Union Avenue to share and celebrate their work. The group read-around nurtures the sense of a community of writers.

All participants will be given the opportunity to submit their writing for publication in the forthcoming Writing Marathon Anthology, Voices from Union Avenue (vol. 2) that will include contributions from both spring and fall 2006 writing marathon authors.

Participants must confirm a place by April 18 by contacting the Southern Colorado Writing Project at (719) 549-2595 or scwponline@gmail.com. For more information about the Southern Colorado Writing Project, please see http://www.scwponline.org

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