2019 Writers Helping Writers Fundraising Campaign

The writing community spans countries, genres, ages, and more. What binds us all are the connections we form as we grow through our dedication to writing craft. Along the way, we acquire many tools to evolve our writing, and this knowledge thrives because of the company in which we learn them, as well as how we support each other in our shared dreams. As part of its commitment to nurturing all of the voices of America toward such aspirations, the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program—working in tandem with the Solstice Alumni Association—offers Writers Helping Writers scholarships to qualified students. 

We aim to create space for writers of all backgrounds and ages to participate in the writing community. To facilitate our goal, we seek to raise $5,000 for the Writers Helping Writers scholarships. These funds support students entering the MFA Program in spring and fall 2020, with ten $500 scholarships awarded. Every donation counts! 

Samantha Cooke, a scholarship recipient and writing for young people student, had this to say about it: 

Receiving the Writers Helping Writers scholarship with The Solstice MFA Program was one of the driving forces that helped me commit to Solstice! While the award itself was nice, receiving the award was more about the community that Solstice helps writers foster and how important a strong and supportive community is, especially when entering what can be a stressful time in any writer and student's life. 

Where do the donations go? 
All tax-deductible donations raised during the campaign directly contribute to the scholarships. Donate $10, $25, $50, or more to help us achieve our goal. 

In exchange for your donation, you receive one raffle ticket for every $10 contributed to the fundraiser. Prizes include signed books, gift cards, and more. We will announce winners at the end of the campaign (Nov. 29, 2019). 

How else can I help? 
The writing community isn’t composed of just writers. It encompasses the family, friends, and readers who support the arts. When you donate to the Writers Helping Writers campaign, your contribution helps grant working artists the tools they need to sustain the creative cultures in their home communities. 

In addition to donations, you can contribute by sharing our campaign on social media, spreading the word to friends and family, and notifying members in your local writing community who might be interested in supporting our initiative.


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  • Jennifer Grant 
    • $25 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 14 d
  • Lisa Sullivan 
    • $20 
    • 14 d
  • Faye Snider 
    • $75 
    • 14 d
  • Rhonda McDonnell 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Quintin Collins 
Chestnut Hill, MA
Pine Manor College (Pine Manor) 
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