Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Write Hope :: For Japan's Children

So, you all know of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that have hit Japan. And yet, our lives seem to go on uninterrupted, unchanged, unimpacted, while millions of Japanese are suffering, and thousands have already died.

Well, thanks to fellow writer Medeia Sharif, I was informed about Write Hope, a blog solely created to help the children of Japan. Here's what they have to say:

Welcome to Write Hope! We're an international group of Kidlit writers with a connection to Japan. Some of us have lived there. Some of us speak the language. Some of us love the culture. Some of us simply think Japan is exotic and mysterious.

We want to do our bit to help. To that end we have formed Write Hope. We're busy preparing everything now and over the next few weeks we plan to auction kidlit books, critiques, and other prizes for donation to the relief fund of our chosen charity Save the Children.

We'd love for you to be in too. Sign up, spread the word. If you have ARC's, books, critiques, swag to spare, pop us a mail. If you're a publishing professional, agent, editor, author, who wants to participate, pop us a mail.

If you want to help, pop us a mail.

Together we can move mountains :-)

So there you have it. A way to help.

7 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

This is awesome!

B.J. Anderson said...

This is such a good idea. I feel so bad about everything the people of Japan are going through right now.

Brenda said...

Thanks for posting this. I lived in Japan for a couple of years and my recent novel is set there, so I've been living there a lot in my head, as well. It's devastating to see the destruction and every news headline seems like more bad news. People need hope and prayers more than ever!

Karen Akins said...

Thanks for posting!

Jemi Fraser said...

Another example of the total awesomeness of the writing community :)

Corey Schwartz said...

Thanks for sharing. I went over and offered to do a PB critique.

Marieke said...

Thanks for the shout-out! :)