THE SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS FOUNDATION CHARITY AUCTION!
Thanks to generous donations from bestselling authors, literary agents, Big 5 publishers, PR professionals, and others, we are holding online auctions February 1-11 and May 1-11 of 2020 in addition to our annual silent auction at this year’s San Francisco Writers Conference. Visit our Charity.eBay profile at those dates to see what’s available, and get the latest info by following @SFWC on Twitter or by subscribing to the SFWC Newsletter above.
Past donations to the auction have included:
– A 30-day mentorship with a million-selling suspense author
– Coffee meetings with literary agents and acquisitions editors
– One-on-one career planning with author coaches
– Memberships to international writers’ associations
– Query letter and writing sample critiques by literary agents and best-selling authors
– Author website design
– Book marketing master classes
– Writers conference passes
– Author income optimization coaching
– Bundles of books, gift cards, bottles of wine, even dinner at San Francisco’s famous restaurants!
SUPPORTING THE WRITING AND EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY
“I watched all my students grow and develop as writers, thinkers, and creators over the month of November. They’re excited to do it again this year and engage further in developing their own stories about their world.” ― Celia Emmelhainz, Educator, Kazakhstan
We’ve supported public libraries by raising money for EveryLibrary, indie booksellers via BINC Foundation, and youth writing centers via 826 National. This year, we’re once again helping the next generation of writers by partnering with NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program.
Founded right across the bay in Berkeley, NaNoWriMo has inspired 3 million writers from over 200 countries on all 7 continents to produce over 24 billion words, including Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell; With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo; and The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal.
Their Young Writers Program supports novel writing in classrooms, offering an interactive youth-friendly writing space, a robust suite of admin tools, and the ability for educators to create multiple virtual classrooms with Common Core-aligned lesson plans. NaNoWriMo also mails out 2,500 classroom kits each year filled with posters, stickers, and other resources. About 95,000 K-12 students and educators participated last year.
With our foundation’s history of offering scholarships to aspiring teen writers and writing workshops to the youth of San Francisco, this partnership was an instant and emphatic “Yes!” for us. We’ve long been fans of NaNoWriMo and are thrilled to contribute.
Look for auctions online February 1-11 and May 1-11 in addition to our annual silent auction at the San Francisco Writers Conference.
Learn more about the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program, visit: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org.
To donate items or if you have questions, contact Gordon at [email protected].