WriterHouse: Remembering 2011, Looking Forward to 2012

From WriterHouse:

During 2011, WriterHouse completed its third year of operation. Hard to believe it’s been such a short time, considering all we’ve accomplished. Here’s a very brief bulleted list of 2011’s highlights:

  • WriterHouse won the inaugural Emyl Jenkins Award for a “…Virginia individual or organization that…makes Virginia a better place for writers”
  • A record number of our members and students, many with the direct encouragment of our instructors and other members, and many for the first time, had their poems, short stories, and essays published in magazines, nationally-respected literary journals, on the radio, and on the bus
  • 27 multi-week workshops and 17 shorter seminars refined the craft of more than 200 beginning and experienced writers
  • 14 authors came to Charlottesville from all over the US to share their writing experiences with audiences in free literary salons
  • Our volunteers shared their writing expertise with kids at the Southwood trailer community and clients of the AIDS Services Group

We have just as much in store for 2012: more authors coming from around the country, more classes, more seminars, more outreach to underserved populations, more members being published, more chances for writers to meet and support each other in creating new works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

In order to keep all this going, we need to raise money to pay our rent and utilities. That’s right. We have no paid staff and no other major expenses. The physical space that is a home away from home for Central Virginia’s writing community is our major expense. Keeping the doors open so we can provide all these resources depends on the generosity of donors like you. Even a small amount helps: $25 will pay utilities for a week, $83 the rent for one day, $175 a scholarship for one student for an eight-week class.

{donaterequest} Give by Mail:Mail checks or money orders made payable to WriterHouse, Inc. to:

P O Box 222
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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  1. Great post thanks. I really enjoyed it very much.

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