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Win An eReader and Support Writers of Color At The Same Time!

Win An eReader and Support Writers of Color At The Same Time!

As some of you know, every year for the past several I’ve done the Clarion West Write-a-thon, a fundraising event for the 6 week writing workshop I attended a few years ago. Usually what I do is split the money I raise between Clarion West and the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship, which assists writers of color who are accepted into Clarion West and Clarion Diego. This year I wasn’t able to do the Write-a-thon because I had no time. But I was feeling very guilty as I raised around $1,900 the last time. I vowed to come up with a fundraising idea that would require a bit less intense commitment from myself but would still raise a nice chunk of change.

Thus, I am pleased to announce that the Carl Brandon Society is holding a prize drawing to support the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund. For those who don’t know, the Carl Brandon Society is an organization dedicated to racial and ethnic diversity in speculative fiction. So it’s fitting that the prizes available consist of three awesome eReaders. Entrants can win one of two Barnes & Noble Nooks, One of two Kobo Readers, and an Alex eReader from Spring Design. And to sweeten the pot even more, all of the eReaders will come pre-loaded with short stories, poems, and books by writers of color.

Tickets cost $1 each and you can buy as many as you want for any of the eReaders you’re interested in. Click here to buy tickets. The drawing began last week and will run through November 22, 2010.

I want to give a shout out to Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Spring Design as they generously donated the devices for this drawing, and also to the authors who are donating stories, poems, books and essays to tempt you. We don’t have the full list of authors yet, but they include: N. K. Jemisin, Nisi Shawl, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Terence Taylor, Ted Chiang, Shweta Narayan, Chesya Burke, Moondancer Drake, Saladin Ahmed, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz and more.

One final note: eReaders make awesome holiday gifts. So, even if you’re not interested in one for yourself, I’m sure there’s a book-loving person on your list who would love one. Tickets are just one dollar! And the proceeds go to an awesome cause.

Click here to buy a ticket, and click here to learn more about the Carl Brandon Society.

5 Comments

  1. Zeborah Zeborah on 08.11.2010 at 20:37 [link] (Reply)

    Is there a contact email re the drawing? The one in the email when I signed up bounced; I wanted to give more details of the problem I tweeted re using an overseas address to try and purchase tickets.

    1. tempest tempest on 10.11.2010 at 12:08 [link] (Reply)

      try emailing again. I believe we’ve fixed the issue.

      1. Zeborah Zeborah on 10.11.2010 at 15:26 [link] (Reply)

        Alas, bounced again. The bounce message I’m getting comes from Google Groups and begins “We’re writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (drawing) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group.”

        1. tempest tempest on 10.11.2010 at 21:13 [link] (Reply)

          What email address are you sending to?

  2. Zeborah Zeborah on 11.11.2010 at 00:27 [link] (Reply)

    drawing@carlbrandon.org (I got it from the confirmation email when I signed up for the drawing.)

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