By Sean Condon
May 2, 09:08 AM
Two weeks ago, Megaphone held its Voices of the Street launch at the Waldorf Hotel. It was an emotional night that perfectly symbolized what our writing workshop program is all about—giving marginalized voices an outlet and an opportunity. And these writing workshops are having an impact in our community.
"Each week I become a better writer," says writing workshop participant Sherri Johnstone. "These classes are essential to my self-worth and esteem and creativity I posses." But in order to ensure that these voices continue to get heard,
Megaphone needs your support. This spring we need to raise $10,000 to help fund these writing workshops—which are held in treatment centres, social housing buildings and community centres in the Downtown Eastside and downtown Vancouver.
Your donation will help support:
* Writing workshop classes
* Stipends for low-income writers
* Publishing costs for writer's work (including Voices of the Street issues)
We are asking our supporters to help homeless and low-income writers continue to have access to a program that helps develop their skills and gives them a voice.We're half way to our goal. Please make a donation of $25, $50 or $100 today and help make sure that marginalized people in our city have a voice.