UPDATE: GOAL MET!!! Stayed tuned for chicken haiku in the next few days… 🙂
Pop culture stereotypes writers as moody introverts huddled behind the glow of their computer screens. Masterpieces, when they come, fall whole from the sky to their laps. However, for most of us who consider ourselves writers, we know this isn’t true.
Writers need community. Writers need mentors. Writers need friends. Writers need help. Writers need to be empowered.
Today, I’m inviting you to empower a writer.
For the past year, I’ve been volunteering as managing editor at Raleigh Review. In Fall 2014/Spring 2015, we’ll offer our new workshop and reading series, Southern Recitations. Six award-winning writers will teach weekend workshops in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction and will perform readings the corresponding Saturday evening. Each 2-day workshop is limited to 15 participants, allowing students to receive hands-on guidance from the instructor and enjoy camaraderie with peers. Readings are free and open to the public.
To make our workshops accessible for those who might not otherwise be able to attend, we’re using the crowd-funding platform Power2Give. Contributing NOW to our scholarship campaign means that your funds will be generously matched 1:1 by North Carolina Arts Council. For every $10 you donate, NC Arts Council will donate another $10! But the funds only last until they are gone, which we’ve been informed will probably happen within the next week.
It’s free money, people! Help us get it! To read more about the project and to donate $5, $10, or $20 (or as much as your writerly heart desires) and earn matching funds, click here!
And as an EXTRA bonus–just for my blog readers–if you donate now, I will write you a chicken haiku!! 🙂