CSU’s McCullers Center to Host Nanowrimo “Write-A-Thon”

COLUMBUS, Ga. In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), Columbus State University’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians and CSU’s Creative Writing Club will host a Write-A-Thon Saturday, Nov. 1 (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 2 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the McCullers Center on Stark Avenue. The center will be open all day Saturday and Sunday for aspiring writers to gather and work on their novels.

Participants are challenged to write a 50,000-word novel in one month, starting November 1 and ending November 30 at 11:59 p.m.

“Nanowrimo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing,” said Sunshine King, electronic resources and systems assistant for the Schwob Memorial Library and Nanowrimo municipal liaison for Georgia. “Write-A-Thon will be a great way to meet other people who are interested in writing, and get them to finish that novel they’ve been thinking about.”

A free shuttle service from campus to the McCullers Center will be available to CSU students, faculty and staff interested in attending the event. The Write-A-Thon is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments and wi-fi service will also be available. For more information, contact Sunshine King at king_sunshine@columbusstate.edu or 706-761-0589.

The Carson McCullers Center offers extensive educational and cultural programming to students of CSU and the Columbus community. Once the childhood home of Carson McCullers, a memorable novelist and playwright from the 1940s and 1950s, the McCullers Center operates as a museum for an ever-growing archive of materials related to the life and work of McCullers. Recently, the center acquired a wealth of possessions from McCullers’ adult home in Nyack, N.Y., a gift from the estate of Dr. Mary Mercer, the author’s physician and long-time friend.