Friday, April 25, 2008

Poetry is Not A Luxury*

It's almost time for the third annual NY Writers Coalition (NYWC) Write-a-Thon! Will you sponsor me this year, and join me in supporting the important work that the NYWC does every day?

This daylong writing marathon and festival on May 17 will benefit NYWC's free creative writing programs. I'll join other writers at Manhattan's NY Center for Independent Publishing to write, attend workshops, and meet other writers. Your pledges will help NYWC continue to offer free, unique and powerful creative writing workshops in neighborhoods throughout NYC.

I lead a writing workshop for LGBT homeless youth through the NYWC. It's so inspiring to witness the fierce creativity of these youth when they're given a space where their voices are honored and nurtured. Can you help make sure these workshops continue?

*Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider