Put pen to paper to benefit writers in upcoming write-a-thon

The Kamloops Society for the Written Arts is planning a fundraiser that will have local writers putting pen to paper.

The first annual KSWA Spring Forward Write-a-Thon will be held in March and will host anyone who deals with words: creative writers, songwriters, essayists, storytellers, screenwriters, journalists, students, note-takers, letter-writers or any others.

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Prior to the event, participants will seek pledges for the time they spend at the write-a-thon, which can be anywhere from one to twelve hours.

Each hour, KSWA is planning an activity, like music, writing exercises, guest speakers or yoga.

When the writing stops at 8 p.m., an open mic begins where writers can read or sing their work aloud.

Proceeds from the event will go toward KSWA, in part for their annual writers’ festival, Words Alive Kamloops.

The marathon writing session begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St.

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