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Join the Shreveport Writing Marathon!

Write your way across Shreveport Common in coffee galleries, parks, historic buildings and cemeteries—anywhere a small group can sit, write and share their work. Writing Marathons are all about writing in the moment, writing for the joy of it, and finding inspiration in the architecture, history, people, and places! Writers/participants will gather for a brief overview of the day and a continental breakfast at Central Artstation before setting out in small groups. Participants write about anything they want in any form they wish:  memoir, fiction, reflections, essay, poetry, or quick descriptive impressions and share their writing with each other without criticism. The day will end with food and drink in a celebration at Central Artstation that evening.  

This event is hosted by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and Caddo Parish Poet Laureate Ashley Mace Havird.

Must be over the age of 15.
You must commit the full day to writing.
Registration is $25/participant before Monday, September 23rd, and the price will increase after that date.

Saturday September 28 Schedule

8:30am     Continental Breakfast at Central Artstation
9:00am     Orientation by Ashley Mace Havird, Caddo Parish Poet Laureate
10:00am   1st "Writing Stop"
11:00am   2nd  "Writing Stop"
12:00pm   Brown Bag/Food Truck Lunch and Write in Oakland Cemetery
1:30pm     4th "Writing Stop"
2:30pm     5th "Writing Stop"
3:30pm     6th "Writing Stop"
4:30pm-6:30pm    Beer & Wine, Munchies, and Read Around at Central Artstation