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The Story of Wordcrafters, Chapter 13

Chapter 13: In which we all band together and make it through

In story, when the stakes are high and all seems lost, the protagonist must dig deep inside. They must change, become anew, and chart a new course.

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for many nonprofit organizations. Including Wordcrafters.

When people are afraid to get together with others again–or just so unused to using those social skills–getting them out to classes and events that may seem nonessential to their lives is hard. The couch is comfy, after all. Plus, hello inflation! 

Yet, to succeed in story, the protagonist must reach out, as well as within. They must connect, ask for the help needed, and accept it, to surmount their challenges and arise victorious. 

In this final-so-far chapter of Wordcrafters’ story, that’s exactly what we’re doing.

We’re looking within, doing vital DEIBJ work to permeate our programming and operations. And we’re reaching out, offering new community writing shenanigans–an open mic, in-person write-ins, critique groups and, coming in 2024, a monthly writer lunch. 

The only way we can overcome the challenges of isolation, inequity, and despair is together! Writers rely on us for the community, creative writing craft, inspiration (and chocolate!) to tell their stories. And we rely on you in turn for the financial support to make that possible.