CSU’s Carson McCullers Center To Host ‘Write-A-Thon’ for Aspiring Novelists


COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Columbus State University’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians will open its doors all day Sunday, Nov. 1 for aspiring writers to gather, collaborate and compose their novels.

The McCullers Center, located in the childhood home of acclaimed author Carson McCullers, is hosting a “Write-A-Thon” to celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Beginning Nov. 1, NaNoWriMo participants will attempt to write a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30.

“I’ve completed two novels, which I hope to publish one day, thanks to Write-A-Thon,” said Sunshine King (B.A. ’14), a CSU graduate student in library science and regional municipal liaison for the event. “It’s motivating to be surrounded by other students who are going though the same process. The event unites all writers and provides moral support.”

Write-A-Thon, co-sponsored by CSU’s Creative Writing Club and the McCullers Center, runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, contact King at king_sunshine@columbusstate.edu or visit http://nanowrimo.org/.