Helping Others to Express Ideas: writer’s bloc to host creative writing symposium

Helping Others to Express Ideas: writer’s bloc to host creative writing symposium

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The Texas A&M-Kingsville Department of Literature and Writer’s Bloc Literacy Magazine will be presenting active writers at TAMUK along with feature writer Brian Allen Carr at the First Annual Creative Writing Symposium, April 10.

“The event will help people to realize we have a writing community here at TAMUK,” said Octavio Quintanilla, editor of Writer’s Bloc Magazine. “The community needs an outlet and this is an opportunity.”

The forum will begin at 3 p.m. in the Blue Room in Sam Fore Hall.

The selected few who will partake in the event have expressed it in their own words what is attentive to life through observation and connection to themselves and others.

Even for the non-writers who choose to be in attendance at the event, it is a chance to find the words they could not find before through the writing of others, said Quintanilla.

“The event will give an opportunity not only to hear a great upcoming writer but to see there are great writers in the university that need an audience.  If not the students, then who?” said Quintanilla.

The department managed to get feature writer Brian Allen Carr, a young writer from South Texas and author of “Short Bus” and “Vampire Conditions,” a collection of short stories based in Texas that is to be read at the event.

“Hopefully it is successful this time around and students show they’re interested in listening or being active in creative writing,” said Quintanilla. “And then most likely we will have the symposium annually again, again and again.”