Hurricane Katrina-- How Writers Can Help

*Originally distributed by Poets and Writer's magazine*

Dear Friends,

In addition to the important work being done by the American Red Cross and other relief agencies, there are a number of special efforts we thought writers might be particularly interested in:

* The Katrina Literary Collective has been created to collect and distribute books to victims of the hurricane. For more information, contact the Amber Communications Group at amberbk@aol.com.

* A Louisiana Disaster Relief Fund has been established to receive monetary donations to assist libraries in Southeastern Louisiana. For more info, visit the American Library Association.

* The American Booksellers Association has created a Bookseller Relief Fund to assist independent booksellers affected by Hurricane Katrina.

* The Southern Arts Federation has set up an Emergency Relief Fund to assist arts organizations and artists in those Gulf Communities most devastated by Katrina.

* Also, don't forget to check out the efforts Eileen and Meritage Press to bring poetry back to the bayou.

Thank you for whatever help you're able to provide.


Gura said...

Hi Bec,

Your name came out of Veronica's magic Jollibee cap. I've really enjoyed your posts and look forward to writing you. Where can I send the letter?


Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor said...

Snail mail addy sent via email.