Write, Damn You!

Get to know local wordsmiths this weekend during the third annual MCC-Longview Literary Festival at Mel Aytes Education Center (500 Southwest Longview Road, Lee’s Summit) on the campus of Metropolitan Community College-Longview. Published writers (including journalists, novelists, bloggers and poets) lead workshops, give lectures and read aloud, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday. The free event promises inspiration and practical advice for aspiring writers and literary enthusiasts alike. In addition to the presentations, there’s a book fair. Search MCC-Longview Literary Festival on Facebook.— Crystal K. Wiebe

Fri., Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2010