SDWEG’s mission is to promote the skills and development of writers of all ages and levels of experience. We especially appreciate creativity and energy of young writers.
This season, writing professionals in San Diego have an opportunity to fulfill the Guild’s mission by volunteering expertise or donating time or resources to the San Diego Writers Festival Kids Write contest. This contest is open to children ages kindergarten through 12th grade. Their submission deadline is February 28.
Kids Write is seeking judges for the writing contest. This involves reading contest entries and searching out the best writing. This is an exciting opportunity to discover young talent. Plus, judges gain insider knowledge of what kinds of content kids like to write about, what they think about, and how young writers wish to express themselves. This year’s theme is “Here Comes the Sun.”
Kids Write is seeking leaders for workshops for young writers, especially workshop leaders for graphic stories and fiction. This is an opportunity to volunteer time and expertise to help young writers grow and thrive. It’s also a chance to bridge the generational gap and get to know one another better. If you like teaching workshop to young writers, please step up.
Kids Write is also proud to work together with an organization called C2SDK whose mission is to help families in need have access to technology, computers, internet, and education. You or your organization may choose to help give a young writer a much-needed computer.
Perhaps you know an organization, or you yourself, could sponsor a monetary award. Kids Write welcomes anyone to donate money to sponsor a monetary gift to the young writers who win the contest.
If any of these opportunities are calling to you, please reach out and communicate to the Director of Kids Write, Lindsey Salatka. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.