PW Silent Auction, 8/2/2014

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, we’ll be gathering at Schuler Books and Music on 28th Street in Grand Rapids to hold a silent auction and open mic event. Family and friends are welcome, too!

Organizers will be accepting donations for the auction beginning at 9:30 am. The auction will begin at approximately 10:30am and close at around 11:00 am.

Do you have something you’d like to donate? Please bring it along and add it to the auction. Past donations have included new and/or gently used books, handmade journals, jewelry, bookmarks, banks, mugs, baked goods and other homemade treats, artwork, pottery, cards, etc. This year Tricia McDonald has donated a beautiful t-shirt quilt made from PW t-shirts.

In addition to the silent auction, we’d love to hear from you! Please consider sharing a piece of your original work in our open mic event. We ask you to limit your selection to no more than 5 minutes. Space is limited, so be sure to come early to sign up. The open mic event will begin at the conclusion of the silent auction.

All profits from the auction will go to the Peninsula Writers General Scholarship Fund, the Eric Neitzel Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the Eddie Lahti Memorial Scholarship Fund. If you’d like to make a donation to a specific fund, please indicate this with your payment. The General Scholarship Fund was established to help writers participate in events such as the week-long summer retreat and the shorter retreats in the fall and winter. The Eric Neitzel Memorial Scholarship was established to honor a long-time member who generously donated his time and skill to serve as PW’s accountant for many years and is generally awarded to applicants who have been involved in community service. The Eddie Lahti Memorial Fund was established to help members who may need assistance with paying dues.

A Board meeting will follow the open mic event, and members are welcome to attend.

Peninsula Writers — Who We Are

pw1Peninsula Writers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to, you guessed it, writing!  We are located in Michigan (hence the Peninsula part of our name), and we host several events each year.  Links to information about these conferences can be found on the tabs above.  We also help organize and support small writing groups throughout the state where people can gather to discuss and workshop their writing.  We help connect writers across the state and provide opportunities to be part of a larger writing community as well as to work on the craft of writing.

Peninsula Writers Mission Statement

The mission of Peninsula Writers is to associate for the benefit of all writers seeking to improve their own work and willing to help others improve theirs in a supportive environment that values the writing process, individual discovery and growth.

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Calender of Events

Spring Fling One-Day Writing Conference, date TBA, at Schuler Books and Music, 2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Summer Retreat at Glen Lake (Writing Camp Heaven): June 14-21, 2014

Fall Conference: September 25-28, 2014 Fall retreat 2014 97-03 brochure download here

Winter Conference at Kettunen Center near Cadillac MI: February 13-16, 2014

PW Art-a-Day Challenge: online community, every January

Membership brochure, and application and scholarship forms, can be found on the ABOUT page

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