Haven Writing Retreat Scholarship

$2,663 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 28 people in 41 months
Kathryn Rutledge
on behalf of Laura Munson
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.

Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help 
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$2,663 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 28 people in 41 months
Created December 12, 2015
Kathryn Rutledge
on behalf of Laura Munson
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Kathy ONeill
40 months ago

On page 118 of "This Is Not The Story You Think It is.....A Season of Unlikely Happiness". The author speaks of where she found her happiness. Go within. While in Montana at Haven Writing Retreats, may all that you seek, find you.

Roselle Shallah
40 months ago

I love the idea of this. It's my dream too, so I am sowing into yours. Grateful for your opportunity and looking forward to mine. Go- Write like Wind!

Julie Mahoney
40 months ago

We writers gotta stick together! So happy to be a part of someone else's Haven-life-changing experience!

Wendy Hill
40 months ago

Happy to give and share this amazing experience!

Maria O'Rourke
40 months ago

Thank you for launching this campaign! My Haven II experience was 50% funded through generous supporters on Go Fund Me. I want to pass along the goodness!

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