Friday Five: Top 5 Ways to Catch Write-A-Thon Fever!

The 7th Annual NY Writers Coalition Write-A-Thon is this Sunday, June 24th! Don’t worry, it’s not too late to be part of the fun, and help to support NYWC’s free creative writing programs for people who traditionally have no voice in society, such as the homeless, at-risk youth, veterans, the incarcerated and many more.  NYWC also operates this very blog, and it would be great to keep it going strong. Wanna help but feeling tired, listless?  Here are the Top 5 ways to catch Write-A-Thon fever:

1. Sign-up for the Write-A-Thon. Really, it’s not too late. You would only have to raise $150 to get in the front door, which can be just one single email to a guilt-ridden ex-boyfriend. Trust me – I’ve done it and it works. The event is a day-long writing marathon. You’ll get to meet other writers and devote an entire day to whatever writing project you wish. You can take one of our inspiring workshops! If you need a bit of a boost, our guest speaker, This American’s Life’s Ira Glass, will discuss storytelling. Seriously.

2. If you are signed up already but have been lagging behind in donations, make a final push for pledges. Remember, we are having a pledge-raising campaign contest – whoever raises the most money from yesterday to midnight Saturday night will win an i Pod Touch! And don’t for get the grand prize – a NYWC writing retreat in New Orleans!

3. If you can’t make it to the Write-A-Thon but would still love to help, you can sponsor a NYWC participant to attend the Write-A-Thon. Writers from our workshops at SAGE (for LGBT elders), 14th Street Y (for seniors), CIDNY (for people living with disabilities), and Stepping Stone (for formerly homeless adults, and children from our Fort Greene Park Summer Workshops want to attend. You can make this happen!

4. Donate to anyone’s Write-A-Thon page. It’s EASY.  Click here.

5. Help spread the word. Follow the Write-A-Thon on Twitter, LIKE us on Facebook.

For more info on Write-A-Thon, click here.

See you on Sunday!


  1. Aaron Zimmerman says