Our three alumni authors -- Anthony Cody, Jeffrey Schultz, and Marisol Baca -- have now run their Creative Writing Marathons, and their poems have been fantastic! Marisol's last poem published this morning. To catch up on the incredible writing you may have missed, visit our project website at FresnoWriters.com and make sure to spend a little time there with their generous work.
We are now in the final final push of this first installment of The Fresno 15. We have until 11:59 PM on Thursday night, Oct. 31, to reach our goal of $5,000 to build the new Larry Levis Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing. As of this afternoon, with just a day and a half left, we are at the 53% mark, $2,680, which is a terrific achievement for our first campaign. The most gratifying part for us: 47 individual donors have come together to support this project so far. The amounts contributed might be small, but when pooled together, we are doing something great together.
Thanks to my Creative Writing Alumni Chapter colleague Esmeralda Gamez for compiling our list of shout-outs from last week's contributors. They were:
Pam Weiner, Tim Skeen, David St. John, Becky Brown, Nene Casares, Cassandra and Derek McGuire, Armen and Daniel Bacon, James Espinoza, Angela Chaidez Vincent, Will Freeney, Elizabeth Martin, Cindy Wathen-Kennedy and 3 anonymous donors.
Now is the time we need YOU, our supporters, to help push us past the finish line! Please share The Fresno 15 project in your networks. If each of you inspired just one person apiece to support this project, we'll have a shot at eclipsing our goal. Thank you for supporting the work of Fresno writers.