OPEN A NEW CHAPTER WITH RALEIGH REVIEW - PART 2!

Raleigh Review

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About This Project

Wow. You amazed us. You humbled us. You helped us achieve our original goal of $1700 to fund 6 scholarships for Southern Recitations workshops—in only 3 days! Some of you didn’t even have a chance to read the original request before our goal was met!

You know what? There are still matching funds available. We would be delighted to offer as many scholarships as possible in our upcoming series. If you missed the opportunity to get an extra $5 for every $10 you donate, here’s your chance.

Raleigh Review invites you to open a new chapter for emerging writers by sponsoring a scholarship seat for a 2-day Southern Recitations writing workshop.

Southern Recitations
Southern Recitations is a workshop and reading series taking place Fall 2014 through Spring 2015. Six award-winning writers will teach weekend workshops in poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction, and will perform readings the corresponding Saturday evening. Each 2-day workshop is limited to 15 participants, allowing students to receive hands-on guidance from the instructor. Readings are free and open to the public.

Scholarships
To make these workshops accessible for those who might not otherwise be able to attend, our Power2Give Part 2 “stretch” goal is to raise $1300 to sponsor additional scholarship seats. For every $250 donated, one scholarship recipient will work with an award-winning poet or writer. Scholarship recipients will be selected through an application process that assesses both writing skill and financial need.

$250 per scholarship x ~4.5 =

$1144

Power2Give admin fee =

$156

Total =

$1300

Raising $1300 equates to about 4.5 scholarship seats. However, if we hit our maximum funding of $1300, we will make sure to find funding for another 1.5 seats, bringing our scholarship total to 12, two in each workshop!

Workshop Value
Here’s what one past participant had to say:

In the 2013 Raleigh Review Poetry Workshop, our task was to take a memory that we hadn’t dared to write about and write a poem that contained repeated images. My workshop exercise poem became “Amnesia,” and was a way for me to grapple with my father’s PTSD and Parkinson’s. I workshopped early drafts with two other poets I met at the workshop, and earlier this year “Amnesia” won second place in The William J. Shaw Memorial Prize for Poetry.
                                                                 —Janeen Rastall

About Raleigh Review
Raleigh Review is a national non-profit magazine of poetry, short fiction, and art, offering work that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.” At Raleigh Review we believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe.

Please help us inspire emerging writers by opening a chapter of possibility for them!

Donor Benefits

All donors contribute to the education and development of emerging writers and will be listed in the Southern Recitations program distributed at the public readings as well as on Raleigh Review's website.

Donors of $125 provide one emerging writer with a half scholarship for a workshop and will receive the above PLUS a handwritten letter from a scholarship recipient.

Donors of $250 provide one emerging writer with a full scholarship for a workshop and will receive all of the above PLUS VIP seating at Southern Recitations public reading events.