Our goal for the second annual CityWrite is to establish 50 writing sites across Indianapolis during the week leading up to the National Day of Writing (October 14-20, 2013). Accomplishing this goal will require participation from a number of groups and volunteers. CityWrite would greatly appreciate assistance in two ways:
Hosting a CityWrite Site:
The goal of CityWrite is to document the experiences of a wide variety of people across the city, encouraging each voice to contribute their diverse perspective into an ongoing community narrative. To realize this goal, we need community organizations, businesses, churches, and social organizations from across Indianapolis to host CityWrite sessions. Hosting a site costs nothing– CityWrite provides site facilitators and will work to promote your site. We do ask each site to encourage participation through internal email lists, social media, and displaying promotional material.
CityWrite also needs individuals to volunteer as site facilitators. Facilitators offer writing prompts to participants and help foster discussion among the writing groups. These volunteer commitments are perfect for college students, literacy advocates, or anyone interested in gaining valuable community literacy experience. One of the secondary goals of CityWrite is to offer training in community literacy writing so other organizations may utilize memoir writing and ethnography to meet their specific needs. Site Facilitators from community organizations who wish to learn how to implement community literacy initiatives are strongly encouraged to apply. Time commitments include a two-hour training seminar, coupled with up to three hours of facilitating a CityWrite session. To volunteer, please email Mark Latta (mlatta AT marian.edu) or Lyn Jones (ljones2 AT bsu.edu)