5th Annual NYWC Write-a-Thon, Saturday June 12th! In-Person in New York City!

It’s time for the 5th Annual Write-A-Thon!


Change what it means to Marathon!
Write by the seat of your pants for a great cause!

Register now!

*Devote a day to writing
*Meet other writers
*Attend free creative writing workshops
*Inspiring lunch time talk with Nicholas Dawidoff, bestselling author of
The Crowd Sounds Happy (see bio below)
*Help NYWC’s free creative writing programs
for the formerly homelss, at-risk youth, seniors & others
*Prizes for top pledge-getters

Saturday, June 12th, 2009 from 10:30am-6:00pm
Free lunch and light breakfast will be served!

NY Center for Independent Publishing
20 West 44th Street, NYC

2009 Write-a-thonner Liz

One of last year's Write-A-Thonners

Prizes to top fundraisers!

iPod Touch, donated by Tekserve

NEO AlphaSmart word processor, donated by Renaissance Learning

Rubin Museum – Drinks and a movie passes for four at their K2 Lounge

$250 gift certificate to Better World Books

4 Field level Tickets to a Mets Game

30 Minute writing conference with bestselling novelist Jennifer Belle

10 Dance Classes at Mark Morris Dance Center

Books Package from prize-winning indy publisher Akashic Books

Astrology Reading from writer/astrologer Emily Trinkaus

Gift pack from the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

2.5 hour home detox session with Raganella

Paid entry fees to the St. Lawrence Book Award and  Black River Chapbook Competition

One year subscriptions to the Bellevue Literary Review

And many more!

Featured speaker:

Nicholas Dawidoff

Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of four books. One of them, The Fly Swatter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and another, In the Country of Country, was named one of the greatest all-time works of travel literature by Conde Nast Traveller. His first book, The Catcher Was A Spy: The Mysterious Life Of Moe Berg was a national bestseller and appeared on many 1994 best book lists. His most recent book is The Crowd Sounds Happy: A Story of Love, Madness and Baseball. He is also the editor of the Library of America’s Baseball: A Literary Anthology. A graduate of Harvard University, he has been a Guggenheim, Civitella Ranieri and Berlin Prize Fellow, and is a Contributing Writer to The New YorkerThe New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and the American Scholar.    He’s been the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University where he sometimes still teaches. The Crowd Sounds Happy won a NAMI Book Prize for writing about mental illness.