Writing at the Ballpark event to be held May 7

Chiefs to host writing workshop

By Syracuse Chiefs | April 24, 2012 1:11 PM ET

In conjunction with the Syracuse Chiefs, the Downtown Writer's Center is offering "Writing at the Ballpark," an opportunity for writers to use a professional baseball game as inspiration.

Baseball means many things to many people. It is the connection many of us have to our parents - to our grandparents - to our childhood. It connects generations. It provides a commonality that is neither gender, racial, ethnic nor age biased. It is something to which nearly everyone can relate.

There is no other sport that offers writers the universal opportunity to connect to themselves with others through their poetry, memoir, fiction, essay, etc. So, what a perfect inspiration for writing - a night at the ballpark.

Join us on May 7, for the Chiefs game against the Durham Bulls at Alliance Bank Stadium to be inspired by the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings of a professional baseball game. No baseball experience is necessary. The only requirement is a desire to find inspiration for your writing. Space is limited, so register early. There will be two follow up sessions at the DWC on May 14 and 21.

The workshop will be led by Herm Card, a retired English teacher who now occupies himself as a poet, photographer, journalist, motivational speaker, baseball rules interpreter, and educational consultant to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

To register for this, or other DWC courses, contact the Downtown Writer's Center at 474-6851, ext. 328 or http://www.ymcaofgreatersyracuse.org.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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