PEN NC Piedmont Prompt Party
PEN NC Piedmont Prompt Party is a celebration of collaboration, community, and creativity.
Participants will work together on a specific writing prompt, with time to share results at the end. The goal is to collaborate, perhaps work in an unfamiliar genre, and have fun! Prompt Party-goers will receive their prompt, divide into groups by genre—poetry, flash fiction (1,000 words or less), or one-act plays—break into groups to complete a first draft. Party-goers will have 45 minutes to collaborate and create a draft in their assigned genre. Then, everyone gathers again to read (or perform) their pieces, up to seven minutes each.
This event is a PEN NC Piedmont event, as part of the PEN Across America Initiative. With mounting threats to a free press, breakdowns in civil discourse, and the marginalization of important voices, PEN America has a vital role to play in defending free expression.