Clarion West has tools and tips to help you with the Write-a-thon:
- A template for email sponsorship requests that you can customize and send
- Sample goals
- A guide to having a great Write-a-thon
- Our Write-a-thon FAQ
- Step-by-step instructions for updating your profile
Clarion West also has an active Facebook group where you can connect with your fellow writers.
Share your Write-a-thon pride! Download social media badges for your Twitter and Facebook profiles from the links below.
- Facebook cover image
- Twitter header image
- Twitter/Facebook profile image
- Badge for Twitter posts
- Badge for Facebook posts
You can also include your sponsors in the fun! Download the Facebook cover image for donors and share it with them.
Schedule of Write-a-thon events (all times Pacific Daylight Time)
6/21 6 to 7 p.m. Write-a-thon Wednesday writing sprint
6/22 6 to 8 p.m. Seattle-area meetup at Café Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle (upstairs)
6/28 6 to 7 p.m. Write-a-thon Wednesday writing sprint
6/29 6 to 8 p.m. Seattle-area meetup at Café Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle (upstairs)
**no Write-a-thon events the week of July 3**
7/9 9 to 10 a.m. Write-a-thon Sunday writing sprint
**no Wednesday writing sprint on July 12**
7/13 6 to 8 p.m. Seattle-area meetup at Café Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle (upstairs)
7/16 9 to 10 a.m. Write-a-thon Sunday writing sprint
7/19 6 to 7 p.m. Write-a-thon Wednesday writing sprint
7/20 6 to 8 p.m. Seattle-area meetup at Café Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle (upstairs)
7/23 9 to 10 a.m. Write-a-thon Sunday writing sprint
7/26 6 to 7 p.m.Write-a-thon Wednesday writing sprint
7/27 6 to 8 p.m. Seattle-area meetup at Café Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle (upstairs)
Accessibility note: there is no elevator at Cafe Racer (the cafe only reserves the upstairs space). If you’d like to attend but stairs are a barrier, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to move the meetup downstairs.
What’s a writing sprint?
Just what it sounds like–hit the ground and get some words down! We’ll be holding sprints two times most weeks, coordinated through Twitter and Slack, on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings Pacific time. Writing sprints are a great way to write alongside your Write-a-thon compatriots. The sprints are optional, but we encourage everyone to try one or two if they can.
We have a Slack for people to gather and have conversations during the sprints. While people are always welcome to use the Slack to discuss and share their writing, during writing sprints there will always be at least one person on the #writeathon channel who will cheer you on.
If you’re in the Write-a-thon, you’ve been emailed an invitation link to join Slack. When you join our Slack, you’ll be automatically joined to the #writeathon channel.
What’s a Write-a-thon meetup?
Write-a-thon meetups are informal gatherings at a Seattle coffee shop where you can meet your fellow Write-a-thon participants and get some writing done. Every meetup will have a leader who’s knowledgeable about the Write-a-thon, so if you have questions, this is a great time to have them answered.
Need some butt in chair time? Café Racer is great for getting work done. Need to commiserate about how your writing is or isn’t going? There will be other writers there to talk to!
Meetup time: Every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. (except for the week of July 4)
Location: Café Racer (upstairs), 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Look for the Clarion West table sign–we will be upstairs.