Writers from all over the country attended the 2009 Mike Levine Workshop. The Mike Levine column read-a-thon helps support the annual hands-on workshop. – Provided photo
NEWBURGH – The community is invited to the third annual Read-A-Thon of stories and columns by the late Mike Levine to support one of the best writing workshops in the journalism business.
Jim Moss, former publisher of the Times Herald-Record will host the 2010 Read-A-Thon at Christine’s on Broadway, his new Southern barbecue restaurant in the heart of Newburgh. The Read-A-Thon takes place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2010, at Christine’s, which is located at 167 Broadway (snow date is January 24). A special barbecue sampler will be served.
The 2010 workshop celebrates the life and career of Mike Levine on the third anniversary of his death. The beloved Times Herald-Record columnist and former executive editor died suddenly in January 2007 at the age of 54.
The Read-A-Thon supports the Mike Levine Workshop, a hands-on writing workshop credited with re-igniting the passions of working journalists.
At the Read-A-Thon, anyone who wishes can read one of Mike’s 1,800 columns or simply listen. Donations to the Mike Levine Journalism Education Fund may be made at http://www.cfoc-ny.org.
Columns will be available at the Read-A-Thon, or, visit www.mikelevineworkshop.org . Column readers are also welcome to secure pledges and donations from their friends and neighbors. A pledge form may be found at http://www.mikelevineworkshop.org. For more information, contact Steve Israel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-583-7046.
The Mike Levine Journalism Education Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, a nonprofit organization. For more information about the Community Foundation, please visit www.cfoc-ny.org