Colorado State University – Pueblo sponsors community writing marathon for adults


Colorado State University – Pueblo sponsors community writing marathon for adults

PUEBLO – The Southern Colorado Writing Project (SCWP) at Colorado State University – Pueblo is expanding its writing marathon series to Colorado Springs. SCWP will sponsor its  sixth Pueblo Community Writing Marathon and first Pikes Peak Writing Marathon for adult writers, 18 years of age or older. The Pueblo Community Writing Marathon will be held from   1-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. The Pikes Peak Writing Marathon will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 1.

At both Writing Marathon events, writers will be given a map of participating businesses and public areas, general instructions, and an initial writing prompt to help them get them started. The April 24 Writing Marathon in Pueblo will begin at the El Pueblo-Puebla Plaza Park located on North Union and South Grand Avenues and conclude at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.  The May 1 Writing Marathon in Colorado Springs will begin and conclude at the Penrose Library Carnegie Reading Room.  The final read-around for both events nurtures the sense of 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.  Participants will enjoy good company as they walk, talk, and write at various restaurants, pubs, and public places in downtown Pueblo and Colorado Springs and treat themselves to an afternoon of non-stop writing and personal enrichment with a community of writers.

All participants will be given the opportunity to submit their writing for publication in the Southern Colorado Writing Project’s Writing Marathon Anthology.

Participants must confirm a place for the April 24 marathon by April 21, or confirm for the May 1 marathon by April 26 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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