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THE MISSION

The purpose of the Write to Rise Young Writer’s Workshop and Competition (WTR) is to foster young writers to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their literary works, and to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes.

Each year, WTR will offer a platform for young aspiring writers to spread their wings by offering them the opportunity to showcase their literacy skills and passion for writing. The participants will be guided in the development of building their portfolio, and experience the professional editorial and publishing process.

The mission, simply put, is to provide the encouragement, resources, training, and inspiration young writers need, to stimulate their imaginations and challenge their potential.

How we accomplish this?

The writers’ work will be juried by luminaries with writing, education, and publishing backgrounds. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a clear personal voice or vision.

In support of the mission—the key focus areas of the project are:

• To foster a support system for the participants, which will include feedback from professionals and judges from the literary arena, print publishing industry, teachers and librarians. These mentors will offer constructive criticism and encouragement, i.e., suggestions to expand a story, modifying a writing style, or more attention to detail (punctuation, grammar, or research).

• Promote the young writer’s sense of accomplishment, by offering this real-life experience in having their work go from a concept to a published author.

• Through the incentive of a scholarship and recognition, the winning writers, will be able to translate the rewards for hard work into a tangible model for future success.

BENEFITS OF YOUR SPONSORSHIP

 

In an effort to collaborate with Corporate Sponsors in a mutually beneficial partnership that will reward our respective organizations, we invite you to become a WTR Corporate Sponsor. Partnering with WTR is not only a good community investment… it is also a good business investment!

When students are involved in activities that build self-esteem, core values and nurture talent they gain a strong sense of accomplishment which positively ffects other aspects of their lives. Your sponsorship will help us to facilitate experiences which target key development areas in our youth, such as: leadership, respect, self-control, discipline, accountability, time management and many other positive character traits.

COMMUNITY VISIBILITY

We look forward to having your support and know that your sponsorship will prove to be a favorable experience, giving your company the opportunity to achieve marketing/sales/PR objectives that will result in a positive return on your investment. Your sponsorship will also align your company with a well-respected elected official, a growing 501(c)(3) organization and a positive cultural lifestyle magazine. In addition, your sponsorship creates awareness of your corporate identity as a positive image—that says you care about targeted communities, on a year-round promotional opportunity.

SPONSORSHIP SUMMARY

The following section of this proposal explains the Sponsorship levels. We welcome the opportunity to discuss a sponsorship with you in greater detail, please contact/con rm your commitment to Laurie Hunter/Channing Parham, Project Managers, lhunter50@gmail.com, 404-694-2204.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and for what we hope will be a favorable response. Together, through this sponsorship, we have the opportunity to advance our respective missions bringing added prosperity and quality of life to those we serve.

“Our youth are not only the VOICES of tomorrow, they are the VOICES of today — Here is that place. Now is their time.”

THE WORKSHOP

Fulton County High School writers are invited to participate in this inspiring 6-session workshop,
which will include authors, writers and industry professionals who will help guide participants through a comprehensive preparation program which will focus on personal and professional development as a writer. Participants will automatically be entered into the WTR Competition gaining a chance to win 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scholarships and prizes

THE COMPETITION

Is a platform for young aspiring writers to spread their wings by offering them the opportunity to showcase their literacy skills and passion for writing.

The competition is open to Fulton County high school students. Three winners will be selected—1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winners will receive cash scholarships and other prizes, and have their work published in Opus Cultural Lifestyle Magazine.

TIMELINE 2017

Invitation Dissemination (May 2017): Competition information and guidelines will be disseminated, inviting participants to enter the writer’s workshop and competition.

Submission Period for Competition (June-July, 2017)

Writer’s Workshop (June 10-July 22, 2017): The Workshop will host up to 50 registrants on a First come First serve basis. The 6-session workshop will guide the participants through a comprehensive preparation program which will focus on personal and professional development as a writer.

Judging Period (June-July 2017): Submissions will be sent through the judging process.

Award Event (August 2017): A community event will be held to announce the First, second, and third place winners.