We know, we know. Sometimes it's hard to give yourself an excuse to chuck it all and spend the day reading a great book. Sometimes we think to ourselves how one solid uninterrupted day of brainstorming or drafting or revising really might give us some wind in our sails, the momentum we need to bring more energy into the rest of our lives. But there are errands to be run, cleaning up around the house to be done, preparing for that birthday party or finding the screens before spring's here.
And that's why we've drummed up a solution: Write On! RAWK On!
We're offering you the opportunity not only take a day and getting lost in words — yours and/or others — but to support the growth and development of young minds and ideas in the process. Here's how it works:
1. Commit. Decide you're going to give yourself (and the rest of us) just one day (and not even a full one!), March 18 from 10 am — 4 pm. You can do that with us, at our rocking (and RAWKing) party at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, or wherever you'd find that time most valuable. Home? Coffee shop? Our reserved quiet location? At a gathering with friends? On a hillside under a tree?
2. Register. Sign up as an individual participant or as part of a team, then grab a pledge sheet and let that support roll in. Share the pledge sheet on social media or via email so that others can support you in your efforts and simultaneously support the young minds and voices of those RAWK serves.
3. Show up. Join us at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for creative adventure, special guests, and prizes, or stake out a post wherever you feel inspired. Wherever you wanna RAWK, block out that time to dive in: to words and ideas, to a book or a poem or any writing project that's been gnawing at you, to writing prompts we provide you for the day if you need a little nudge.
Your participation in Write On! RAWK On! helps nurture a community of lifelong literacy support, by providing scholarships for writing camps, publishing student work, growing a network of engaged youth and educators and volunteers, and so much more. If spending the day writing and reading is not for you, you can still feel great about investing in young minds and voices by making a donation, volunteering, or sponsoring.
Give yourself, and us, just this one day. Give your brain an adventure and your community an investment. Write On! RAWK On!