Finally, It’s National Writing Day
GSU hosts celebration, workshops concerning that crucial craft
Aspiring writers, unite!
It may not be a holiday on the level of Independence Day, or even Columbus Day, but today, Tuesday, October 20, is National Day on Writing, and Boston University is celebrating.
The lineup of events being offered at the George Sherman Union is intended to showcase writing, help aspiring wordsmiths move onward and upward, and highlight writing’s impact on every aspect of our lives.
A writers fair kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Stop by the GSU and help create a giant fridge magnet poem (see those arbitrary words come together in the collective subconscious) and make a 30-second writer’s testimonial video. Who says it’s a solitary craft?
Also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., writers workshops are being held at various locations around the GSU. Topics include advice about poetry, screenwriting, rap lyrics, family biographies, flash fiction (beating writer’s block), film reviews, and PowerPoints. Don’t tense up about making a choice — there’s time enough to attend more than one session. Space is limited, so advance signup is recommended.
From 7 until 9 p.m., beatnik days return with coffeehouse readings in the GSU Back Court. Food and drink are on the house, but in return expect to read for about five minutes (no longer). The reading can be from original work or something inspirational, fiction or nonfiction, poetry, plays, stories, letters, or some surprising combination. And remember, if people snap their fingers, that means they like the performance.
Seth Rolbein can be reached at email@example.com Comments