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Athens State University Announces Weekly Writer’s Group

ATHENS, Ala. – Athens State University’s Writing Center has organized a gathering for those who have ever wanted to start a blog, write an award-winning novel, or simply learn how to get published.

             The Athens State University Weekly Writer’s Group was created for and about those who share a common interest in creating the written word.   The group will meet weekly, beginning in April 2013, to discuss and exchange any writing projects members are working on: blogs, essays, fiction, poetry, drama, etc.  The group is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the greater community in Athens and the North Alabama region.

            Weekly attendance is not a requirement of membership in this group: members may come as often as time and circumstances allow. Interested members must first contact the Writing Center Director, Dr. Tony Ricks, to discuss their interest in joining the group. Dr. Ricks hopes the group will become a support system for writers who are looking to publish their ideas or to refine their creative work.

This Weekly Writing Group supports the mission of Athens State University to recognize diversity and nurture the discovery and application of knowledge.  It also strives to prepare students for professional careers, graduate school, lifelong learning, and enrichment, and offers programs of continuing education and community services that provide a variety of cultural and professional opportunities.

 If you’re interested in joining this group, please contact Dr. Tony Ricks for date and time information.  Ricks can be reached by phone, 256-216-6670 or by email Depending on the needs of the group, dates and times may change from time to time; however, the group will aim to agree upon a set time and date to meet weekly.

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