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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Writing Marathon: Sunday, 11/4 at Beacon Hill Library, Seattle


On Sunday, November 4th I will be co-leading a Writing Marathon with local poet Drew Dillhunt. 

We will meet at the Beacon Hill Library (2821 Beacon Avenue S., right down the street from the Beacon Hill Link Lightrail Station) at 1 pm, where we will form groups and write together. This is not a writing critique group or workshop. No feedback will be provided. All you are asked to do is participate in the act of putting words on the page.  



Depending on what your group decides, you might hop the  light rail, visit SEA TAC airport or Westlake Center, or wherever else you can get to and from in about one and a half hours. 

We will reconvene at the library around 2:45 pm to debrief. 

All genres and experience levels are welcome. 

Details:
This is a low-pressure writing event for all levels, beginning to advanced writers. Please join us in a writing adventure convening at Beacon Hill Library, where we will meet and then disperse to write for 90 minutes. Groups can choose where they'd like to hop on the light rail enroute to a series of destinations, walk around the block, stay in library, etc. Groups will decide how long to write for (10 minutes at each stop is usually sufficient). After each timed writing, participants will share all or part of what they wrote.

Goals: 
To participate in a welcoming community of writers and go home with written work that has not been judged or critiqued. To immerse ourselves in the act of creation. To put into practice the belief that successful writing can only be achieved through unmitigated scribbling onto a blank page. To recognize that editing, if it happens at all, is a separate activity, when the writer is no longer dialed into the initial, often exuberant, act of creation.

This is a free event. For more information, email BeaconWritingMarathon@gmail.com or marthasilano@yahoo.com. Please share with your friends!

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