Jessica Day George

Monday, August 16, 2010

Writing for Charity

It's the Third Annual Writing for Charity event this Saturday! YAY! That's August 21st, for all of you wondering "Which Saturday?" Writing for Charity is a fabulous event, for those of you unfamiliar with it! It's a one day writers' workshop, with all proceeds going to charity. This year's charity is A Book for Every Child, which (you guessed it, you smarty!) aims to put a book in the hands of every child, to ensure lifelong readers! Could anything be better?

At the event, you will have the option to hear from many of our fabulous local authors, like James Dashner, J. Scott Savage, Bree DeSpain, Anne Bowen, Rick Walton, Ann Dee Ellis, Emily Wing Smith, Mette Ivie Harrison, Dan Wells, and a dozen more! There will be discussions, questions answered, and pages critiqued, just like any other workshop, but the benefit here is that this workshop is run entirely by successful authors!


This year there will also be an evening extravaganza that you can sign up for separately. This will feature an author panel, silent auction, musical and comedy entertainment. Whole families are welcome at this, as well. Additional guests for the author panel will include ME, Brandon Sanderson, Ally Condie, Brandon Mull, and Sara Zarr. Items in the silent auction include more personal critiques, lunch with James Dashner and his darling wife, being murdered (by name) in Dan Wells' next book, and having your name in one of my books as well! (I promise not to kill you in my book).

Writing for Charity has been a great event every year, and it just keeps getting better! Come and join us this Saturday, whether you can make it all day, or just in the evening! It's worth the price of admission, if only to help get books out to kids who normally couldn't afford a book of their very own!

Here's the link to the official website, with many more details and online registration:

http://www.writingforcharity.com/

4 comments:

Emily said...

This looks fantastic! I might go to the evening event.

Jessica Day George said...

By the way, Emily, I just amended the post. It turns out the evening event is NOT a dinner! Whoopsie! I just like to fondly assume there will be food wherever I go . . . it's probably best if there isn't! :)

Taffy said...

I wish I could go again this year! I'll miss carpooling with Jeff. Will you be knitting again this year? :)

Katie said...

Can you please write a fourth Dragon Slippers or Dragon Flight or Dragon Spear? Please? These books are my most favorite books in my entire life! I don't think i'll ever read another book again! So please?