National Day On Writing
Lexington's Longest Short Story
Activity plans that day will include:
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 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
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.
At 6 PM, a writing workshop and celebration will take place and the public is invited attend this free event.
We hope you can join us for this exciting day! For more information, please call the center at 859.254.4175.