9/08/2005

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.

2 comments:

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?

-Michelle
mandirigma(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor said...

Snail mail addy sent via email.

Thanks!