Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Melbourne Writers Group of the FWA to donate basket to Silent Auction

FWA’s 11th Annual Conference this year, October 19 – 21, will include the 3rd Annual Silent Auction for Florida Writers Foundation. Money raised is used to partner with existing programs focused on elementary children’s writing and reading programs. Some past partners include Lawyers for Literacy, Rollins Rolling Readers, and Sunshine City Kiwanis. Money for these partnerships comes from the income raised by the Silent Auction each year and from the 50/50 raffle which takes place on Friday and Saturday.

The Melbourne Writers Group would like to donate a basket and it is hoping  members will help out.  

*If you are a published author and would like to include a copy of your print or eBook in the basket, please email Karlene Conroy as soon as possible with your name, title of your book and a jpg. of your cover so this information can be forwarded to FWF to be featured on their website, as well as the FWA conference program.  This is a good opportunity to promote your books.

*For authors with eBooks, a self-made gift card can be included in the basket. It should contain a picture of your book cover, title, book blurb,  and your name and contact information so the winner can claim his/her book from you. If you have questions about creating a gift card, please let them know.

*They are also collecting stationery or office supplies such as pens, pencils, sharpies, highlighters, sticky notes, pads, a ream of paper, books on the craft of writing, or cash to buy stationery items or perhaps a gift card for the basket. Regarding a cash donation, a few dollars from a handful of members should go a long way.  

**Items for donation to the basket must be brought to the September 19th meeting or received by that date via mail.  If you can’t attend the meeting and wish to donate something, please email Karlene for an address to send your book, gift card, or other item.

Members with published books or other items are also free to donate directly on an individual basis to the Florida Writers Foundation by mailing items to:
FWF Silent Auction
Susan Boyd, Chairperson
761 Willington Way
The Villages, FL  32162

The Florida Writers Foundation (FWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations to the Silent Auction are tax deductible.

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