Writing Center to host annual NaNoWriMo Readout

April 4, 2014

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First annual NaNoWriMo Readout

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Writing Center will host the second annual NaNoWriMo Readout on Thursday, April 10, at the Writing Center, located on the third floor of Brigham Hall, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to all UW-Platteville students and community members.

At the event, participants will read portions of the novels they wrote during National Novel Writing Month, held each November. During NaNoWriMo, participants try to write a 50,000-word novel. Although the novels may not be finished, NaNoWriMo is an opportunity for students to practice their writing skills and begin novels they may not have written otherwise.

The NaNoWriMo Readout enables writers to connect with other writers, share their work and enjoy listening to other writers’ stories. It also gives student writers an informal, safe environment to practice their public reading skills.

“I enjoy hearing the stories, which range from zombies to family dramas to satire,” said Morgan Spitzer, coordinator of the Writing Center. “The exchange of ideas is the focus of this event and, in my opinion, the best part of the whole writing process.”

No work needs to be submitted in order to present at the Readout. Presenters are welcome to read their work in an open-mic format or can contact Morgan Spitzer to secure a reading slot. Each presenter usually reads for about 10-15 minutes, followed by a discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Morgan Spitzer, UW-Platteville Writing Center, (608)342-1615, spitzerm@uwplatt.edu
Written by: Jena Garrett, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, garrettj@uwplatt.edu

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