04:00 PM EST
03:00 PM EST
About Our Auction
So many talented writers dream of taking their craft to the next level. The reality is that many require financial support to do so. As part of its ongoing commitment to serving students of diverse backgrounds, the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program—working in tandem with the Solstice Alumni Association (SOLA)—offers Writers Helping Writers scholarships to qualified students.
Our shared goal is to ensure that writers of all ages and backgrounds continue to take part in this inspiring, supportive community of artists. Writers Helping Writers aims to raise $5,000 for students entering the MFA Program in spring 2018 and fall 2018: that’s ten $500 scholarships for fellow poetry, prose, and comics writers. Every donation counts!
In the words of one recent graduate: “Receiving scholarship funds legitimized for me that my creative pursuits were worth something, were worthwhile endeavors. Solstice was willing to invest in me, and that was the first of many layers of much-needed confidence that I was to gain going through the program.”
You don’t have to be a writer to donate! Supporting the arts is vitally important. When you donate to the Writers Helping Writers campaign, your contribution provides working artists with the tools they need to sustain the creative cultures in their home communities.
Where does the money go?
Whether you bid on and buy a piece of art or you donate cash or through this website, all of the money raised by Writers Helping Writers will go directly to students!
As members of the Solstice community, we are proud that our peers have already made a significant contribution to the literary arts, and will continue to do so. Make a tax-deductible donation to Writers Helping Writers, and you will support fellow artists at a crucial point in their careers.
Here is what another recent graduate had to say: “Receiving a scholarship from the Solstice MFA Program gave me the message that I was worth investing in, and that the Solstice program saw something in me that would benefit the literary and academic community.”
Give back to the community of writers created and nurtured by the Solstice MFA Program: contribute now.
Other Ways You Can Help
Remember: a $10, $25, $50 or more contribution will help us achieve our goal donate your tax-deductible gift now!
Also: Please share our campaign on Facebook or Twitter, email folks who care about you and your writing, and notify members of your local writing community who might be interested in supporting this initiative.
About Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program
The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor helps students reach their full potential as writers in a learning environment that fosters community and celebrates the individual by offering concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, comics & graphic narratives, and writing for children & young adults. Working with some of the best writers in the country, our diverse student body emerges with a deep, well-rounded knowledge of their art, a strategy for continuing the development of their creative vision, and a supportive circle of peers and mentors.
Live Event Information
We encourage all bidders to use your highest possible Proxy Bid to give you the best chance of winning the item. You can start bidding on November 15 and bid until the online portion of the auction ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017. When the online auction ends, only the Leading Bidder will advance to the live auction on December 9. You will be notified by email if you are the Leading Bidder or if you have been outbid. ANYONE can bid at the live event on December 10. This note about "leading bidder" is only for those who bid ahead of time online and can't make the event.
If you are the Leading Bidder and cannot attend the event, your Proxy Bid will be used at the silent auction at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA. Auction organizer, Beth Little, will bid for you against other on-site bidders by placing bids on the bid sheet in increments indicated, bidding only as high as necessary to secure the piece. The onsite silent auction will run from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. All winning bidders will be notified via email within 24 hours.
If you have any questions or need additional help please contact Beth Little, 617-731-7697 or email@example.com.