Dallas Woodburn is young, only 22. She is the author of two collections of short stories and a forthcoming novel. Plus she has written more than 80 articles for national publications including Family Circle, Writer’s Digest, CO-ED, Justine, and The Los Angeles Times, and she writes a regular column for Listen magazine. Dallas is the founder of the nonprofit organization “Write On! For Literacy” that has donated nearly 11,000 new books to disadvantaged children.
Now she is one of the seven national semi-finalist in Glamour Magazine/Sally Hansen Contest. The Prize is a $5,000 grant!
The prize would help her organization create more Holiday Book Drive Chapters, award more scholarships, and get more kids excited about reading and writing!
But she needs your votes.
More about Write On! For Literacy
Mission Statement: Write On! For Literacy is dedicated to encouraging kids to discover joy, confidence, and a means of self-expression and connection to others through reading and writing endeavors.
Chapters: Ventura, California; Los Angeles, California; Secane, Pennsylvania; Toronto, Canada
Projects & Outreach Programs:
• Holiday Book Drive: 10,241 new books have been collected, sorted and distributed to disadvantaged youth the past seven years; donation sites include Boys and Girls Clubs, Project Understanding, Casa Pacifica, the Ventura County Migrant Education Services.
• Summer Writing Camp: held the first two weekends in August in Ventura, California for young writers ages 8-18; students have FUN while also learning how to improve central components of their writing, including dialogue, characterization, plot and setting, through various creativity-inducing writing exercises.
• Writing Contests: in the categories of short story, essay, and poetry for young writers ages 8-13 and 14-18; award gift certificates to bookstores and publication as prizes.
• Visits to Schools: Dallas Woodburn regularly visits elementary, middle, and high schools to speak about her career as a writer and the importance of reading and writing; she also teaches fun creative writing activities with the students.
• Scholarship Fund: annually award scholarships for young writers in middle school and high school to attend the Santa Barbara Writers Conference Young Writers Program.
You can contact Dallas Woodburn at her website www.writeonbooks.org or blog http://dallaswoodburn.blogspot.com