HONORING OUR PAST AND LAUNCHING OUR FUTURE
This coming year will mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Writers Place. We are excited to work with you to build, strengthen and promote a community of writing and local writers in the Kansas City region.
We have a year of celebration coming up. Along with our regularly scheduled readings and events, we will host quarterly special events to celebrate our quarter-century anniversary. It's a time not only to look forward but also to honor all that The Writers Place community has built over the years.
It is through the constant support of our donors and volunteers that we are able to envision the next 25 years, and we invite you to join us on our journey.
Calling All advocates of the written word!
Your support of The Writers Place is crucial in serving our members and the broader community. Your financial donation keeps the lights on and extends our reach beyond the castle walls.
The past year has brought a remarkable, new vitality to The Writers Place. We have cultivated new partnerships in our community and diversified our membership. It is with this renewed sense of belonging that we step into the coming 25 years. Your financial contribution will strengthen our plan to be this region's premiers literary center.
Take a moment to donate and help us along our path.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Our community is full of stories! At The Writers Place, we continue in our mission to help people tell their stories.
In Our Own Words - Our writing in schools program served 300 + students in 7 metro schools in the last school year. Our writer-educators guide and encourage underserved adolescents, culminating in a bound collection of student poetry each spring.
Veterans Writing Workshops - 2016 brought the expansion of our writing program for veterans and their families, adding a 4-week fall workshop in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library and the Missouri Humanities Council.
Writing for the 3rd Age - In 2017 we will launch our newest community outreach initiative in collaboration with Arts and AGEing. Facilitators from The Writers Place will lead an 8-week writing workshop at senior living centers around the metro area.
YES! I want to support the writers place for the next 25 years!
$35 - covers snacks and refreshments for one reading event
$60 - covers material costs for 1 classroom for the In Our Own Words program
$150 - Allows for a writing coach for students attending our summer camp
$250 - Support travel costs for our keynote speaker at a veterans writing workshop
$500 - Support travel costs for our keynote speaker at a veterans writing workshop