Category Archives: Winter Writing Camp

Call for Proposals for Winter Writing Camp

Winter Writing Camp Logo-1 (2)Winter Writing Camp, February 16, 2019, will be an daylong event for writing enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels, held at St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County.

Do you have an idea for a writing workshop? Submit your proposal here. The deadline is January 7 or until all spots are filled. You may submit up to three proposals, but please submit each separately.

We are looking for workshops for kids in elementary school (who may have an adult with them) and middle school, as well as teens only, teens and adults, or all ages.

Workshops that include a writing prompt and time to write are preferred, although we will consider other kinds of sessions such as editing, plotting a novel, or researching history.

Come Have Soup With Us

Hats off to the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley for their microfunding initiatives, giving projects a boost with both funding and community engagement.

We are crazy honored to be a presenter for the first Soup. Our pitch will be for the Winter Writing Camp February 16, a cost-free, high energy day of writing activities for writers of all ages. Other presenters are ABC Diamond Girls, Shepherd of All God’s Children, and YSUScape. Whichever project you vote for, you’re sure to walk away with a belly full of delicious soup, and a feeling that good things are happening in our communities. We hope you can make it!

Soup

Valley Soup is a microfunding dinner inspired by both the original Detroit Soup and the former Warren Soup and Youngstown Soup events. In conjunction with Giving Tuesday, the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is putting on this event to spark and fund innovative projects that will benefit the Mahoning Valley.

HOW IT WORKS:
• Attendees pay $5.00 at the door (Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Street NE, Warren, OH 44483) and receive a ballot. There are no tickets or advanced reservations.
• Everyone listens to four (4) presentations, limited to four (4) minutes each.
• Guests have the opportunity to ask questions of each presenter for two (2) minutes.
• After the presentations, everyone eats soup, salad, and bread (included in the $5.00 entry fee), while socializing and discussing the four (4) proposals.
• During dinner, each attendee votes on their favorite presentation.
• Volunteers tally the votes and the evening’s winner gets the cash collected at the door to carry out their project.

Our four presenters have officially been announced! We’re excited to hear from ABC Diamond Girls, Lit Youngstown, Shepherd of All God’s Children, and YSUscape on #GivingTuesday.

Join us on Nov. 27th and vote for your favorite! The winner takes home the evening’s proceeds (and possibly some matching funds!) to help carry out their project!

Visit www.cfmv.org/soup for more information or contact us at info@cfmv.org | 330-743-5555.

Winter Writing Camp: Happy Campers

What a fun-filled day! Our Winter Writing Camp attendees were wonderful, and gave us some great feedback so we can make next year’s Winter Writing Camp even better.

Many thanks to our underwriters: an anonymous donor; Churchill Commons Giant Eagle; Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell; Liz Hill; and The Supplyroom. We also thank our teaching artists, cookie bakers, volunteers, hosts–St. John’s and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County–and all who attended.

We’ll do it again next year. Meanwhile, we’re busy planning for the Fall Literary Festival September 21-22. Hope to see you there.

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