Writing Crawl Success

Last nights Pens and  Pints Writing Crawl Fargo 2015, sponsored by the Red River Valley Writing Project, was a great success.

Interested in a fun literary evening? Here’s what happened. I’d do it again anytime!

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Writing Crawl Fargo, Jill Kandel, So Many AFricas I registered at Zandbroz Variety and picked up a free t-shirt and very cool handmade notebook. Inside the notebook there was a page of writing prompts on stickers, some empty pages to write on, and a list of the foodie/drinking places participating. A member of RRVWP was at each location to sign your ‘writing passport’ in order to see if you completed all five.

After registering, I walked over to the first destination with a group of four other writers. There were three prompts to choose from at each place. Choose your prompt, stick it on an empty page, and write. And order a beverage or some food. And have at it.

The evening contained laughter, writing, and chit-chat. It also introduced me to places around town I’d never visited before.

Erica, So Many AFricas, JIll Kandel

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At 9:00 writers congregated at The Red Raven where the evening ended with a reading. Ten brave souls stood up to read! (Me, included) and five door prizes were given out. I won a $20 gift certificate for coffee.

Red Raven, Jill Kandel, Writing Crawl, Fargo,

All in all, a fun literary event. My only beef (ha, ha) is that I can’t eat and drink enough in a four hour period to order something at five different establishments. A big thanks to Dempsey’s Irish Pub, D’vine Wine Bar, Wurst Bier Hall, Rhombus Guys Pizza, and Red Raven Espresso Parlor. And sorry, but there were just too many of you. I know it’s polite to order something and support your efforts … but in the end, I just went for water. Even so, I couldn’t drink half of it. I went home happy, feeling like a literary life can be pretty spectacular, and a little over fed.

Many thanks to Kim Rensch and all the people at the Red River Valley Writing Project who made the night a success.

Jill Kandel
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