49 Writers 2012 Write-a-thon

Friday, April 13, 2012

Benefiting 49 WRITERS

Celebrate Friday the 13th by participating in our annual Write-a-thon!

Join us for our premier fundraising event, at which we are challenging participants to write for 4 hours and 9 minutes, beginning at 5:00 pm. The evening will be punctuated with hourly breaks for word counts, prizes, and yoga stretches, and includes unlimited coffee, a delicious buffet, and writerly camaraderie galore.

At 9:30 pm, an after-party featuring celebrity guests and literary games will commence. Don't miss out on the fun! This event is open to all ages and also to satellite and cyber participants.

Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for youth, and we encourage participants to set the goal of securing at least $100 in pledges - although any amount raised is greatly appreciated. All donations, large or small, online or offline, are also tax deductible. 

49 Writers is a nonprofit that relies primarily on earned income, membership, and donations to continue offering the quality classes, writing retreats, and literary events for which we are known. Not to mention the 49 Writers blog, which started it all and currently attracts more than 9,000 page views a month.

With your financial support and the dedication of a loyal team of accomplished volunteers, we have been able to expand our programming since last year's inaugural Write-a-thon. Other highlights from the past 12 months include hosting the popular 2011 Alaska Book Week, taking our youth program (Write Young Alaska or WYAK) into the schools and the community, and receiving a Contributor to Literacy in Alaska award from the Alaska Center for the Book.

Register now and help us make 2012 another banner year!