Writer to Writer Day of Giving

September 27, 2021

Illustration of two women exchanging bundles of books tied with bows

 

Get Ready for AWP’s Writer to Writer Day of Giving Tuesday, September 28, 2021!

 

Join us for an all-day celebration of Writer to Writer and help us gather support for this beloved program. Hop on our Twitter at @awpwriter, where we will be sharing Writer to Writer posts and one-minute readings by mentors and mentees. Help us spread the word! We want the world to know and appreciate the work of this program, which is entering its fifteenth season with 600 writers served—and counting.

We’ve also set up a whole day of special Writer to Writer giveaways, listed below. Invite your friends and the writers you know and love to join this celebration and keep up with the latest on Twitter. Writer to Writer is all about writers discovering their own voices with a little help from their friends. We hope you will be part of this special day of giving—and celebrating!

 

Writer to Writer Giveaways

All times are in ET.

11:00 am–12:00 p.m.

Be our first donor between 11:00 and 11:15 a.m. and receive a free one-hour Zoom lesson from W2W fiction mentor Paul Pedrosa, author of The Dead Will Rise and Save Us: Stories from Veliz Books.

Be our first donor between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. and receive a free one-hour Zoom lesson from W2W fiction mentor Ellen Meeropol, author of Her Sister’s Tattoo from Red Hen Press.

Ask an agent anything! All donors between 11:45 a.m. and noon will be entered to win a free half-hour Zoom session with agent Margaret Sutherland Brown of Folio Literary Management.

 

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Be our first donor between noon and 12:15 p.m. and win a one-hour Zoom workshop with W2W fiction mentor Angie Kim, author of Miracle Creek from Hodder & Stoughton.

Be our first donor between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. and win a one-hour Zoom disability justice training with nationally renowned poet, scholar & activist Jennifer Bartlett, author of Autobiography/Anti-Autobiography from Chax Books.

Be our first donor between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m. and win a one-hour Zoom session with Sayantani DasGupta, author of Women Who Misbehave from Penguin India.

Donate between 12:45 and 1:00 p.m. and be entered to win a one-hour Zoom writer coaching session with the incredible duo of Mimi Herman and John Yewell of Writeaways. Take a writing vacation with your muse!

 

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Be our first donor between 1:00 and 1:15 p.m. to win a one-hour Zoom session with W2W mentor and poet Athena Kildegaard, author of Ventriloquy from Tinderbox Editions.

Be our first donor between 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. to win a one-hour Zoom Q&A  with scholar, teacher, novelist, nonfiction writer, and W2W mentor Donna Freitas, author of The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano from Pamela Dorman Books.

Be our first donor from 1:30–2:00 p.m. and win a free forty-five-minute Zoom workshop with author, poet, digital storyteller, and W2W mentor Marlena Chertock, author of Crumb-Sized: Poems by Unnamed Press. 

 

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Donate from 2:00–2:30 p.m. and be entered to win a half-hour Zoom conversation with Michelle Aielli, AWP board member, author ambassador, and associate publisher of Hachette Books. Get the big picture on everything book from one of our favorite movers and shakers.

Be our first donor between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. and win a free half-hour Zoom session with Atar Hadari, whose translation of Songs from Bialik: Selected Poems of Hayim Nahman Bialik was shortlisted for the American Literary Translators Association Award.

 

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Ask an agent anything, part two! All donors between 3:00 and 3:15 p.m. will be entered to win a free half-hour Zoom session with agent Margaret Sutherland Brown of Folio Literary Management.

Be our first donor between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. to win a free one-hour Zoom session with W2W mentor, author, and journalist Jennifer Steil, author of Exile Music from Viking Books.

 

4:00–6:00 p.m.

Be our first donor between 4:00 and 4:15 p.m. and win a one-hour Zoom lesson from W2W mentor Jessica Handler, author of the novel The Magnetic Girl, winner of the 2020 Southern Book Prize.

Be our first donor between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. and win an hour-long Zoom session with memoirist, screenwriter, disability activist, journalist and W2W mentor Eileen Cronin, author of the memoir Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience from W. W. Norton.

Donate between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. and be entered to win a literary party—a small group craft Zoom discussion for you and your friends, facilitated by our favorite dynamic duo, Mimi Herman and John Yewell of Writeaways. Take a writing vacation with all your favorite muses!

 

If you'd like to support Writer to Writer, visit our Writer to Writer donation page.

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