Have you ever lamented not having enough time to read or write when you get home from work or when the kids are in bed? Well, here’s your chance to make some time for your creative work or for that book you’ve been meaning to pick up!
Part 1K. Part writing workshop. Part silent read-in. Part walking tour of St. Pete. Part pub crawl. There’s something for everyone at Wordier’s 1K Walk and Write (or Read).
We’ll travel in a pack from The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge at Albert Whitted Airport to The Ale & The Witch, stopping at various points along the way for 15 minutes of free writing. For those who choose to read at each stop instead, bring a book!
If you have something you’re already working on, then by all means – keep at it! But if you’re looking to start something new and don’t find inspiration in your surroundings, we’ll have writing prompts for writers to select at each stop.This is neither a timed nor certified 1K-ish course. Wordier Than Thou will announce when there are three minutes left to each writing period. Writers can also choose to get group texts announcing the completion of each stop. If you choose to stay behind because you’ve been hit by inspiration, awesome! Follow our schedule or keep up with us on social media to see where we are later in the afternoon.
The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge at Albert Whitted Airport
540 1st St SE
1:30 - 2 p.m. – Registration – Check in with Wordier Than Thou. Grab a drink. Socialize. Get ready for the most rigorous 1K of your life.
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Introduction and free writing
Salvador Dali Museum – The Avant-garden
1 Dali Blvd.
2:45 – 3:05 p.m. – Free writing
Pioneer Park (near Demens Landing)
3:20 – 3:40 p.m. – Free writing
North Straub Park
400 Bay Shore Drive NE
3:50 – 4:10 p.m. – Free writing
The Ale & The Witch
111 2nd Ave NE
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Awards and socializing
Register for the VIP experience for $20. Those registered as a VIP will receive a notebook and pen, bottle of water, race number, and participation medal.
VIP participants will also be considered for additional awards, which will be determined by all participating in the 1K. Categories include:
• Most words written
• Best sentence (Writers will choose the single sentence that they share and those attending will decide their favorite by applause.)
• Best cohesive story incorporating all stops during the 1K (Those attending will decide their favorite by applause.)
Be careful. Drink your water. Don’t hurt yourself. Wordier Than Thou is not responsible for injuries sustained along the way. (Sad, but true.)
All proceeds benefit Wordier Than Thou programming. No refunds.
This event is a part of the 5th Annual SunLit Festival.
Register at: www.wordierthanthou.com/shop/1kwalkandwrite2019
Registration closes Friday, April 12 at midnight.