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Dzanc Books 2011 Write-A-Thon

Once again I will be participating in the Dzanc Books Write-A-Thon, which will take place July 21st through July 24th. I plan to spend many hours those days writing, only taking breaks to eat and other necessities.

Not only will it be a treat for me to have a dedicated time for my writing, but hopefully this will also benefit Dzanc. Dzanc is a wonderful non-profit independent publishing company that supports literary magazines, small presses, and publishes fantastic work, including my own collection of novellas, which will be published in early 2013. Also, Dzanc funds writing programs in public schools where creative writing classes are not offered. They also sponsor the Dzanc Prize, which benefits not only the writer awarded it, but pays for a community-based project like writing workshops in prisons, cancer centers, or working with immigrant populations.

I would be honored if you would sponsor my writing this year. Your dollars will help Dzanc Books to continue to support great writing and foster the creative talent of public school kids. If you'd like to pitch in, please click on the following link which will take you to a page where you can make a donation:

Please remember to do so in my name, and good luck with the big drawing they'll have for all people that donate!