It’s the most wonderful time of year: time to find perfect gifts! Black Friday and stuff that ends up in landfills, be damned! Please consider giving the gift of opportunity this year.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Cavalcade of Authors West, a cool partnership between academic and school libraries. This partnership will bring 450 secondary students to my college campus for writing workshops with amazing young adult authors such as Marissa Meyer, Kevin Emerson, Lisa Schroeder, and Royce Buckingham among other talented writers. Well-developed writing skills contribute to both academics success and later success in life.
Attendees are required to read four books by workshop authors. They will also have the opportunity to submit work in a writing contest with winning stories published in Pacific Lutheran University’s student paper.
So, what’s in it for you? We’ve got some great perks you can choose from when you donate. You get to feel good about supporting literacy efforts. You can give a donation in honor of the readers and writers on your list. (We’re a 501-3C, so it’s also tax deductible!)
Thank you for considering giving to Cavalcade of Authors West. Even $5 will help us connect young people to great writers. And thank you for letting me use this platform to ask for your support.
– Lizz Zitron, editor