The Dream: There is a person out there with the dream to write- they’re burning up with words to write – but they can’t afford the advice, time, and encouragement every one of us needs to write our story. I think it would be so cool to send one writer with The Dream to a Haven Writing Retreat.
The idea sprung from hearing about an airline clerk in 1956 who knew she had a story inside her but she couldn’t afford to take time off work to write it. So her friends gave her the money to go write for one year. Oh what friends. She wrote To Kill A Mockingbird.
In 2002, somebody did it for me- just for a month- but I got the advice and the encouragement I needed and it changed everything. I am ever thankful for that gift.
This isn’t a year, or even a month we’re giving, it’s just one weekend, but I think it could truly change someone’s life. What’s even more magical is it would come from writers and readers like you. What friends.
If we make the goal, Laura Munson will take submissions for the scholarship. The money will cover travel expenses, the workshop, food and lodging. This is just a one-time thing, one scholarship, one person. I hope you'll help me help someone reach their dream.