Want to help write a story started by Robert Munch and help out the cause of literacy at the same time?
During the Great Muskoka Novel Marathon, in which writers gather in a big room to get away from everday distractions and do little else but WRITE! (and raise money for adult literacy), the Muskoka Literacy Council is inviting everyone to dust off their keyboards and participate in a story relay.
So, if you're like me and at this point in time you know your family would go to that place that's apparently sometimes found in a handbasket if you were to be absent for that long, between Friday, July 11, 2008 at 8 p.m. and Monday, July 14 at 8 p.m. you too can have a little literary fun without leaving home.
Here's how the Story Relay works. Three writers have begun three separate stories. Robert Munsch has started a children's story, Mel Malton's is a mystery, and Roy MacGregor's feels a little historical. Add a word or a few sentences to the story. See what others have added. At the end of the event the authors will come back and complete their tales. Interestingly enough, while Robert Munsch is renowned as a bestselling Canadian children's author, both Malton and MacGregor have also written for kids as well as for adults.
For all the details and the how-to on participating in the Story Relay go to www.simcoemediagroup.com/relay/
Find out more background on Munsch, Malton, or MacGregor, visit each author at their website:
Robert Munsch at www.robertmunsch.com
Mel Malton at www.hmelmalton.com
Roy MacGregor at www.screechowls.com
Learn more about the Muskoka Literary Council, and the Muskoka Novel Marathon at the MNM blog.