Nicole Bleuel wrote -
We are friends, co-workers, lovers, and writers, brought together by the shared goal of writing more & raising money to support young writers in the Bay Area.
Our writing marathon is inspired by the National Novel Writing Month. Over the course of November, we will each tackle daily writing challenges and, in the end, have poem collections, novels, and short story anthologies to share.
We are using this month to raise awareness - and money! - for 826 Valencia (http://826valencia.org/), a nonprofit dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. And that’s where you come in: If we meet our writing and fundraising goals, 826 Valencia will host us in their Pirate Store for a celebration and reading. Read: beers, poetry, and eye patches for everyone who helped us meet the fundraising goal (that’s you!)
Our marathons range from poetry to prose, word counts to page counts to timed writing. The overarching goal: write more, raise more.
With love and words,
Nicole, Arun, Sarah, Ani, Seif, Andy