Clarion West was an amazing experience for me. It was, in all honesty, one of the best things I’ve ever done.

During the six weeks of the workshop, there’s a shadow event happening, one in which anyone can participate:  the Clarion West Write-a-thon.

It’s designed to do two major things:  bring in funds for the workshop, and provide an impetus for the writers who are participating to get more work done. I think that’s fantastic, because I would love to help give back to a program that has done so much for my craft, networking, and community, and because I really can use the external discipline of a coordinated effort.

So, as an alumnus one year out of Clarion West, I’m participating in my first Write-a-thon. I’m working on getting ten new chapters of The First Hour of Night written, and completing new drafts on my three remaining Clarion West stories. I hope to raise at least $100.

Now, here’s where I ask for your help:  if you are able, please contribute. Money is a lovely gift, and Clarion West is a 501 (c)(3) organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible. What also is a wonderful gift is your moral support, both in words of encouragement to me and the other participants, but also in spreading the word about the Write-a-thon.

Contributors to my campaign will receive weekly updates of my progress, complete with micro-short stories, bad poetry, or my random musings. You’ll also receive my profound thanks for your support.

You can see my Clarion West Write-a-thon page here.

You can donate in the name of all the participants, or make your especial choice(s), it’s up to you. Your help and support are appreciated!

1 Comment

  1. Nisi Shawl on June 12, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Alberto, so wonderful that you’re participating. I look forward to seeing more of your marvelous writing published soon–some of it from this Write-a-thon.

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