This June I received an interesting invitation from a non-profit in town, Write Around Portland. Through workshops, readings and publishing, they use the power of writing to transform lives and communities.
I am interested in this person who is going to spend such money to buy my journal. I've already begun something of a relationship with that person. I'm saying things to him or her that I haven't said to anyone else.
On October 2, Write Around Portland will be hosting our annual fundraiser XY&Z: A Word Art Extravaganza at Design Within Reach. XY&Z is an evening of great music, word and writing games including MadLibs, Word Poker, Typing Pool, Speed Scrabble, Boggle and literary conversations. We'll also serve up a signature cocktail and some wonderful food. Design Within Reach, Powell's Books and Stoel Rives, LLP are the lead sponsors of the event.
Like last year, one of the draws of the event will be the display and silent auction of Writing Journals Fashioned by Writers, Artists and Celebrities. Your journal will be one of 12 being auctioned this year.
We anticipate bids between $250-$750 per journal. ALl of the money raised at the silent auction of these journals will go directly to keeping our workshops free of charge for those who need it most.
UPDATE: Finished this piece. Turned out unlike what I imagined above. It's on display at Design Within Reach in the Pearl for the rest of the month, along with all of the other journals, if you'd like to check them out.