Monday, July 12, 2010

Night of Writing Dangerously

Over the last couple of years I have written frequently about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month ). It has been a great exercise, an amazing and inspiring experience, and the novel I am currently revising towards publication originated during the event. This year I am going one step further and plan to attend the "Night of Writing Dangerously" in San Francisco. This fundraiser is not for me - but for the parent organization and their Young Writers' Program, as well as NaNoWriMo.

The following is the official fundraising letter.

On November 21st, the Office of Letters and Light will be bringing together the most mighty of endurance novelists for an event that will define our generation forever. I'm speaking, of course, of National Novel Writing Month's Night of Writing Dangerously. It's a write-a-thon, and it will take place in downtown San Francisco at the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom.

I will be there, writing my heart out and raising money for the Office of Letters and Light, NaNoWriMo's parent nonprofit. Attendees like me must raise $200 to get in the door, and from there, a rich array of prizes, delicious food, and sumptuous writing time awaits.

But this is not about me getting a treat-filled night of literary abandon. This is about children and adults getting the encouragement, structure, and inspiration they need to achieve their creative potential. Proceeds from the event will fund National Novel Writing Month's free creative writing programs in hundreds of schools and communities around the world.

The Office of Letters and Light does inspiration like nobody else (did I mention they're making me write an entire novel this November?). And on their behalf, I am asking you to donate.

Thank you for supporting me in my novel-writing quest, and for helping the Office of Letters and Light create a more engaged and inspiring world.
If you'd like to make a donation to help support the Young Writer's Program and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) - which will help get me qualified to be a Night of Writing Dangerously participant, visit my fundraising page - every $5, or $10, or $20 will help!