Our fundraiser is well under way, and so far, 6 generous people have helped us raise $340!! That leaves us $660 remaining in order to reach our $1,000 goal, and ONLY $160 to meet our Thanksgiving Holiday Goal!
Hey, why only $500 by Thanksgiving? Didn’t you say you needed $1,000…
Yes, you are correct. We are looking to raise $1,000 total for this year’s conference. Half the funds will go towards our shared booth at the AWP Book Fair. The other half will go towards organizing an evening mixer. For us, the booth is the first priority. We’d like to meet the booth goal by Thanksgiving, and then, focus on raising the funds for the mixer.
Wait. I know you told me this before, but why the booth again?
For those who haven’t been to the conference before, one of the biggest and most popular aspects of the AWP Conference is the AWP Bookfair. Here, literary magazines mix with presses, organizations, schools, etc. In short, the bookfair is an important place to connect with writers, editors, publishers, and other writerly folks. We wanted to make sure that LGBTQ writers had a physical presence amidst the fray, especially since not everyone is able to attend the LGBTQ Writers Caucus meeting.
Last year ,the booth acted as a social and professional hub – we hosted author signings, advertised for LGBTQ events, and even handed out a bit of swag! Plus, enough cannot be said about the presence of a friendly rainbow flag, don’t you think?
Sounds great! How can I help?
Visit our official fundraiser page to make a donation. Any bit does helps. $1, $5, $10, $20… If you can handle a $75 donation, we’ll also offer you a time slot for an author signing.