The Write-a-Thon is a fundraiser for Clarion West, the six-week “boot camp” for writers held every summer in Seattle. It runs at the same time as the workshop, so the writers participating in the Write-a-Thon are writing at the same time as the students attending Clarion West. Both the workshop and the Write-a-Thon began June 18.
Writers who are participating promise to produce work. They seek sponsors to contribute to Clarion West in support of their participation. It’s a win-win for everyone involved: Clarion West gets the money it needs to operate (it’s a non-profit and gives scholarships where it can). Outside writers know someone is counting on them to produce work, so they sit down and write — always a useful thing. And the students know there are lots of other people out there who care about writing and Clarion West.
To support Kristine, go here.
To support Nancy, go here.
To support Vonda, go here. Note that Vonda will give one of her beaded sea creatures to the first 20 people who sponsor her at the $100 level.
To support David, go here.
Any writers who want to participate can sign up until June 25. Supporters can sponsor a writer at any time until the end of the workshop (and the Write-a-Thon) on July 28.