Tuesday, October 20, 2009

National Day of Writing Today

It's today---the National Day of Writing! Join us for all of the festivities!

National Day On Writing
Lexington's Longest Short Story

Today's schedule includes:

An installation art performance: demonstrations of people writing at bookstores, coffee shops, libraries, and schools. This serves as a statement that writing is important and will encourage others to write for pleasure or purpose.

The Longest Short Story Ever Written in Lexington, which will be authored by numerous people on National Day on Writing, will share a snapshot of Lexington and people's lives on this day. Join the stellar line-up of local celebrities contributing to the community piece, including Ed McClanahan, Bobbie Ann Mason, Marcia Hurlow, Leatha Kendrick, Milton Toby, Steve Vest, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Kirby Gann, Rena Baer, Neil Chethik and Jan Isenhour, with many more literary icons sure to make their mark.

The story will be written on butcher paper and segments of Lexington's Longest Short Story will be taped up inside the Carnegie Center to create an official Learning Zone. People may contribute 1-250 words to this piece at the Carnegie Center today from 9 AM -6 PM or during the writing demonstrations at the different area locations.


9:30-11:00am Lexington Public Library- Eagle Creek

11:00-1:00 Barnes and Noble

1:00-3:00 Morris Book Shop

3:00-5:00 Common Grounds Coffee


9:00-11:00 Third Street Coffee

11:00-1:00 Joseph-Beth

1:00-3:00 Waldenbooks

3:00-5:00 Lexington Public Library- Central Branch


7:00-9:00am Starbucks- Chevy Chase

9:00-11:00am Starbucks – Broadway

11:00-1:00 University of Kentucky

1:00-3:00 Lexington Public Library- Northside

3:00-5:00 Lexington Public Library- Village Branch

Excerpts of the completed work will be published online in the National Gallery of Writing and other sources.

First Lady Beshear will join us at 5:30 pm to celebrate!

We hope to see you soon! For more information, please call the center at 859.254.4175.


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