The Great Write-Off is a fundraiser to support six non-profit organizations based in Michigan.  Support the writer(s) in your life by donating an amount of your choice. We all know writing is hard, and that most writers toil quietly for years before seeing a monetary award for their efforts. This event aims to encourage writers by showing them how much we value their work. The Great Write-Off will take place October 3-5, 2012. All proceeds go to one of six fantastic causes; each writer has signed up as part of a team. The teams include:

  • 826michigan
  • Dzanc Books
  • Fiction Writers Review
  • InsideOut Detroit
  • The National Writers Series
  • The Neutral Zone

Please visit the “Meet the Teams” page to see the writers supporting each team and to learn more about these organizations. Visit the “Prizes” page for information on small gifts that the writers and teams who raise the most money will receive.

If you would like to make a direct donation to one of the non-profit organizations listed above, please click on their name and make the donation through their website.

Check back for updates on team progress, dispatches from the writing trenches, pictures of writers’ workspaces, and more as The Great Write-Off gets into full swing.

If you are in the Ann Arbor area, we will be celebrating the culmination of the fundraiser with the day-long symposium The State of the Book: A Celebration of Michigan Writers and Writing on October 6th at Rackham Auditorium featuring keynote speakers novelist Charles Baxter and former Poet Laureate Philip Levine. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

Thank you for your support!