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HCC Clarence Mitchell Library hosts NEA Big Read Writing Program

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Highland Community College’s Clarence Mitchell Library offers a creative writing program on Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. as part of the 2019 NEA Big Read: One Freeport. Playwright, performance artist and spoken word artist, Saymoukda Vongsay, will present a 90-minute writing workshop in the Highland Community College Clarence Mitchell Library in the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

“Write it Out,” a 90-minute guided creative writing salon is designed for writers of all levels to have uninterrupted time to write out their frustrations, stresses, vulnerabilities, imaginings, and amusements. The workshop will include playing with erasure poetry, free verse, and flash memoir. Participants can enjoy hot tea while writing.

“Write it Out” is free and open to registered participants. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Sign up for the workshop online at or by calling 815-599-3456. The program is offered as part of the 2019 NEA Big Read: One Freeport and is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

For more information, contact Laura Watson at 815-599-3456 or