We did it! Well, our awesome supporters did it! Thank you, thank you, to all who donated for #GivingTuesday. We exceeded our goal of matching the anonymous challenge gift of $1,500 by $635! It is heartwarming to know so many people believe in and support our mission.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation this year, you still have a little over a month to do so!
Did you know that Antioch Writers' Workshop is a 501c3 non-profit? That means that though we rely on the in-kind support of University of Dayton for facilities and infrastructure support, we are FISCALLY independent.
That means (if we meet the challenge), every dollar you donate is potentially TWO dollars! In addition, your donation is tax deductible, and higher levels of donation offer additional benefits of special events, recognition in our program, AWW@UD swag, and more!
In addition to donating, you can help spread the word in our #GivingTuesday UNSelfie Facebook campaign! (And you don't have to donate to participate in this.) Here's how:
1. You can write and schedule your post ahead of time... perhaps while the turkey is roasting! 2. Take an "UNselfie" photo--a photo of you, but with an UNselfish motivation to support a group or cause you believe in. The photo could be of you holding an item that represents your experience with us--your poem, a book, and so on. 3. Write a brief post, such as "My #GivingTuesday UNselfie is in support of AWW@UD (insert your reason). I'm donating to help match a generous $1,500 challenge gift and you can, too, at www.antiochwritersworkshop.com." Be sure to tag our Facebook page, @AntiochWritersW 4. Ask others you know through AWW@UD to do the same--help us spread the word! 5. Ask friends who love the literary arts--as readers or writers or educators--to consider a donation. Donors do not have to have attended AWW@UD events to donate! 6. Be sure to tag our Facebook page, @AntiochWritersW
However you support our campaign, THANK YOU, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Our next LitSalon is Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4:00-7:00 p.m., and features Kristina McBride, who has published four novels for young adults - THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES (2010), ONE MOMENT (2012), A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT (2016), and THE BAKERSVILLE DOZEN (2017). Kristina is a former high school English teacher and yearbook advisor, as well as an adjunct professor at Antioch University Midwest and Wright State University. Kristina has a thing for music, trees, purses, and chocolate. You might be surprised to learn that Kristina was almost kidnapped when she was a child. She also bookstalks people on a regular basis. Kristina lives in Ohio with her husband and two children. You can learn more at www.kristinamcbride.com.
The LitSalon will be hosted by and held at the home of Mindy Hoffbauer, who is the publicist for the bestselling novelist W. Bruce Cameron, and for the film based on his novel, "A Dog's Purpose." Directions will be provided to attendees after registration closes. The event will be em-ceed by Ron Rollins, Editor of the Dayton Daily News. The afternoon will also feature tasty treats and beverages, and a fun raffle auction... all in support of the Antioch Writers' Workshop!
All this... for the modest cost of $25.00 per ticket! (Fifty percent of the ticket cost is tax deductible.) We will also offer raffle tickets for fun prizes--items perfect for holiday giving to those on your gift list, or to yourself! Raffle tickets are $5.00 each.
September 10, 2017: Fiction Prep with Erin Flanagan November 12, 2017: Personal Essays with Kate Geiselman January 14, 2018: New Year's Resolutions for Writers with TBD April 8, 2018: Celebrating Poetry with David Garrison
Programs are from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST. No Registration Required!
Did you know that Antioch Writers' Workshop is a 501c3 non-profit? That means it operates fiscally independently, and that you can make a tax-deductible donation! By supporting AWW, you're supporting writers creating fiction, nonfiction and poetry... all for the good of readers and our culture!
It's simple... you can make a one time donation of $1 or $5 (about the cost of a latte), $10 or $20 (about the cost of a lunch, movie or book), or more! Or, you can subscribe to make a monthly donation for a year. Donor thank you gifts are available, or opt for all of your gift to go to supporting AWW! Learn more on our Donate page.
We offer instruction in the creative writing craft and in the professional skills creative writers need to succeed in the publishing world, as well as opportunities for connecting to a vibrant, supportive creative writing community.
The AWW fosters the art and craft of creative writing by supporting writers at all levels through mentorship, community, and inspiration. In support of our mission, we commit to the following goals:
Create an open and welcoming writing environment through a variety of in-person programs.
Provide instruction and professional development opportunities geared to a broad range of experience levels.
Provide opportunities for face-to-face engagement with professional writers, editors, and agents.
Introduce the work of local and national writers to the greater Miami Valley, Ohio community through open-to-the public readings and similar events.
Help build the next generation of writers through programming specifically geared to younger writers.
Provide these opportunities at locations in the greater Miami Valley, Ohio area, welcoming writers from all areas.