CSU–Pueblo sponsors community writing events


The Southern Colorado Writing Project at Colorado State University – Pueblo is sponsoring three writing events in October in conjunction with All-Pueblo Reads.

On Saturday, October 11, the Southern Colorado Writing Project will offer its fifth Pueblo Community Writing Marathon for adult writers, 21 years of age or older, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
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.

The Saturday, October 11 Writing Marathon will begin in the Info Zone News Museum on the third floor of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library at 1:30 p.m. 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 the Southeastern Colorado Heritage Museum located across from Union Depot at 201 West B Street. The final group read-around nurtures the sense of a community of writers. Participants must confirm a place by Thursday, October 9 by contacting the Southern Colorado Writing Project at (719) 549-2595 or scwponline@gmail.com

On Saturday, October 18, the Southern Colorado Writing Project will offer two writing workshops. “What’s Your Story? Getting Together to Write it Down,” a writing workshop for writers in the fifth through eighth grade, will be held from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library. In this workshop, writers will start writing about stories that define them. Each participant will leave with a version of his or her own, personal story that has been shaped by different experiences, history, and traditions.

The other workshop designed for writers 18 years of age or older is entitled, “Creative Writing and the Exploration of Roots, Family, and Self.” Facilitated by Juan Morales, CSU-Pueblo director of creative writing, it is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library. During the workshop, participants will explore creative writing through the lens of the family and personal identity. Whether it be family myths, personal memories, or the preservation of timeless stories, writers can always find great subjects to discover in their own writing. Participants will complete exercises, collaborative activities, discuss process and themes, and most importantly get some writing done!

To reserve a spot for either of these writing workshops, contact the Southern Colorado Writing Project at (719) 549-2595 or scwponline@gmail.com by Thursday, October 16.

All of these events are free and open to the public. For more information about the Southern Colorado Writing Project, please see http://www.scwponline.org

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