The 826 Valencia Write-a-thon


The third annual 826 Valencia Write-a-thon is this coming weekend, Sunday, August 26.

Grab your pens and pencils, computer, or typewriter and head down to 826 for a full day of inspired, 826-powered writing. The event is a fundraiser for 826 Valencia’s free student programs and works not unlike any other walk — or mara — thons you may or may not have participated in: You gather pledges from friends and family and write until your brain or arms fall asleep, or until 8:26 PM.

On top of being a fundraiser the event is a great way to motivate yourself to put almost eight-and-a-half dedicated, focused hours towards any writing project you are working on, meet other writers (and Rumpus readers), and is a chance to win plush prizes, like your very own reading at 826 during the SF Lit Crawl. Plus, the event kicks off with a writing class taught by The Grotto from 12-1 PM.

Click here for more information on how to sign up and start collecting pledges.

Walter Gordon is an intern at The Rumpus. He is a native of Berkeley, CA and goes to college in Oberlin, OH. He spends most of his time reading. His eyes hurt. Other hobbies include photography, writing fiction, and sitting on top of tall piles of rocks. More from this author →