Help Write Vix Into Lisbon Lit

The Opportunity:

After submitting a short story to a literary competition, Vix has been offered a partial scholarship to participate in the internationally acclaimed DISQUIET Literary Program in Lisbon July 1-13 2018. 

The Program:

The DISQUIET International Literary Program is a two-week program that brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing.

The program is premised on several beliefs: That the conversations and exchange of ideas that result from meeting writers from around the world pushes one’s own work beyond the boundaries of the self. That all writers need a community to support and sustain them. That stepping out of the routine of one’s daily life and into a vibrant, rich, and new cultural space unsettles the imagination, loosens a writer’s reflexes.

Even with the partial scholarship, Vix still needs a considerable sum to harness this rare opportunity.

Her budget has been drawn with a high priority on frugality, with the understanding that any contributions are the tangible result of hard work.

The Breakdown:

DISQUIET Program (after partial scholarship deduction): $1,550
Airfare: $1,200
Hostel for two weeks (Shared Dorm): $450
Food and Transportation: $300

While this combined amount may seem daunting, Vix believes it is doable based on the "Inchworm" strategy she's applied to her writing over the past few years: One wee step at a time.

Vix's gratitude to you is like champagne at a proper brunch: bottomless.


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Vix Gutierrez 
Portland, OR
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