Check out the Alpha Workshop Fundraiser, which is a chance to donate to a scholarship fund for a worthy young genre writer’s workshop and also pick up some excellent science fiction, fantasy and horror-related books and other services. Alpha is a fantastic workshop; I’ve taught there as a guest three times, and every time I’ve visited I’ve been very impressed by the students, who go on to publish and make a dent in the industry.
For their fundraiser, I’ve contributed a signed copy of the how-to book I edited with Heidi Ruby Miller, Many Genres One Craft, to their fundraising auction to support their scholarship fund. BID ON IT HERE. Only a week to bid, so act quick: The auction will run January 13-20.
Here’s info about the workshop itself:
The next Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers (ages 14-19) will be held July 18-27, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA. At Alpha, students can meet others who share their interest in writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They can learn about writing and publishing from guest authors, including Tamora Pierce and Kij Johnson. Participants will write and revise a short story during the workshop. Applications are due March 1, 2012.