2016 Year End Appeal

As part of #GivingTuesday…

There is still time to give back to the literary community and receive credit for your charitable donation!

2016 in Review…

We want to share with you, our supporters, the St. Louis Literary Consortium’s 2016 successes. This is our second year as a nonprofit organization, and it has been an exciting and productive one. We organized our third annual book festival, Lit in the Lou 2016, which included an awards ceremony, a children’s festival, and a literary pub crawl. We raised awareness for local literacy organizations, especially those dedicated for young children; we created a dialogue between authors and readers, encouraging people to grapple with relevant contemporary issues of diversity, education, and family; and we promoted local authors as well as brought in two nationally acclaimed keynote speakers: Jacqueline Woodson and Marc Brown. Our purpose was to engage with and strengthen the local literary scene here in St. Louis, and it was a big success.

A milestone and achievement for us was the launching of our new website: Literarystl.com. With the blog for news updates and the calendar—to which anyone can submit literary events—we are hoping to raise awareness for local events to increase attendance and thereby get people more involved in the literary community here in St. Louis.

Forthcoming in 2017 will be another Lit in the Lou book festival and the hope for more collaboration with local literacy organizations. Because of the success of this year’s festival, especially with the pub crawl, we are excited about next year’s Lit in the Lou! We plan to have a similar “crawl” in the Delmar Loop next fall, with more local authors and participating pubs and restaurants.

Thank you for your past support of the Consortium. We hope we can count on you now as a contributor. Please celebrate our success with a donation: help us move forward and continue to build in 2017. We are still trying to retire debts from the festival, so any donations would be greatly appreciated. A financial contribution will help support our activities and ensure that the St. Louis Literary Consortium can continue to promote the local literary scene by being a platform for collaboration among readers, authors, publishers, and other members of our community.

Sincerely,

Winnie Sullivan
St. Louis Literary Consortium


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