On Friday, August 26, from noon until 8:26 PM, we’re going to write until our pencils break, our pens run out of ink, our fingers fall off, and our computers crash.
It’s like a marathon, except you don’t have to wear running shoes and short-shorts (although you can if you want to). And like many marathons, it’s also a fundraiser. Last year, your donations provided support for free student programming, and we would love to keep up this tradition.
During our second annual 8/26 Day Write-a-thon, you can join the frenzy at 826 Valencia or relax in the location of your choice. You can:
- Sign up in advance and get your friends, family, and neighbor’s hairdresser’s dog-sitter’s cousin’s second-grade teacher to support you. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Write a story. Or two. Or ten.
- Check out the madness as everyone — brilliant second graders, 826 volunteers, passers-by, and (if we’re lucky) some well-known local writers — write and write and then maybe write some more.
- Sponsor a writer by making a donation at either a per-page rate or a set amount to support their furious, frantic, and fantastic writing!
However, unimaginable joy and glory are not the only perks. Raise $150 or more in pledges for 826 Valencia, and you can keep your writing momentum going by receiving 10% off any Fall 2011 class at The SF Writers Grotto! Visit http://www.sfgrotto.org/classes to check out their offerings.
Basically, it’s going to be the most extraordinary, productive, and glorious eight hours and twenty-six minutes of writing the world has ever seen. So go ahead, download your pledge form and get started!
All proceeds will benefit free student programming at 826 Valencia.