Come on down...to The Price is Write!
Join us for hors d'oeurves, a silent auction, and a few sneaky surprises from the "Master Wordsmith" as we attempt to raise $5,000 for Greenville Wordsmiths 2018-2019 in-schools programming!
We're not telling you what's behind Door #1 yet, but we'll be rolling out some "sneak peeks" of auction items as the date approaches, as well as announcing the providers of our delectable food.
Greenville Wordsmiths provides a one-of-a-kind service in our community: empowering young people to write through innovative (a.k.a. - WEIRD AND CRAZY) publishing workshops, all of which result in a tangible product for the authors. Since 2016, we have published over 2,000 Upstate kids! And not just any old "published"... we work with Blurb to create high-quality books that are shared with our community, playing our small part in building a world that values children's voices.
Since its foundation, GW has held steadfast to its belief that these opportunities should be provided free-of-charge to students who need it most. We emphasize booking classrooms with students who have high percentages of reluctant writers, students with special educational needs, or demographis who do not usually have access to high-quality arts education. But as we grow, costs of both time and materials increase.
$5,000 would cover the costs for two workshops per month through May 2019. This includes paying the workshop facilitator a fair wage; gathering and copyediting student stories; and the design and publication of the student book. Oh...and every kiddo gets a copy to take home.
Buy your ticket and COME ON DOWN! We only have room for 50 people, so snag 'em quick. Includes food and two complimentary drink tickets, as well as access to the super-glamorous silent auction and fun surprises from our "Master Wordsmith"...the sneaky CEO of Greenville Wordsmiths, who is always playing mean tricks on the kids.
All this can be yours, on The Price is Write!