Good Cause: Barnes & Noble Teams Up with Willamette Writers to Support Books for Kids on December 9th, 2007

The public is invited to support Willamette Writers Books for Kids program just in time for the holidays. By shopping at Barnes & Noble, Clackamas Town Center on Sunday, December 9th from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and using a special Books for Kids Bookfair Voucher they can help raise funds to purchase more new books for the Willamette Writers Books for Kids Program. The store will donate a percentage of every sale made with the voucher to the Books for Kids program. Vouchers are available online at, by calling the Willamette Writers office @ 503-452-1592, or at the store on December 9th.

Willamette Writers will present these special events at the Bookfair from 1 to 5 p.m.:

·    1 – 3 PM – Readings by award winning local writers and poets, including Susan Fletcher, Kristina McMorris, Christine Fletcher, Samantha Waltz, Steve Perry, Sage Cohen, Pat Cason and others.

·    3-4 PM – Yes, You Too Can Write A Screenplay – A workshop and panel discussion on screenwriting opportunities with Cynthia Whitcomb, who has sold over 50 scripts to movie studios and television networks, and Bill Johnson, author of A Story is a Promise and several award-winning plays.

4-5 PM Writing in the Dark, in the Basement, in the Bathroom, or at the Park – A workshop and panel discussion of Mom Authors with Chelsea Cain, Heather Sharfeddin, Elizabeth Rusch and Christina Katz, moderated by Diana Page Jordan.

About Books for Kids

Willamette Writers, Inc.’s Books for Kids program collects and distributes new and good quality used books for less fortunate children and teens in the Portland Metro, Eugene, Medford and Newport areas. The program distributes over 25,000 books every year through over 50 agencies, and organizations, and has distributed over 150,000 books since its inception in 1994. It operated on grants from such foundations as The Rose Tucker Foundation, The Autzen Foundation, and the Jackson Foundation , and from donations from writers and readers throughout the state. All grants and donation and go directly to purchase new books; Willamette Writers, Inc., a 501(c)(3), pays for storage and distribution. Donations to the program are tax- deductible.

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble supports Willamette Writers Books for Kids and Young Willamette Writers through sales of its books at the annual Willamette Writers’ Conference each year. It also helps sponsor the Barnes & Noble / Willamette Writers Kate Herzog Scholarship for students graduation from high school or who are freshmen or sophomores in college. The store at Clackamas Town Center, is located at 12000 SE 82nd Ave, Portland.

Remember the Books for Kids Mottos are “A Book May be a Lonely Child’s Only Friend” and “Every Child Needs a Book to Call Their Very Own”.


2 Responses to “Good Cause: Barnes & Noble Teams Up with Willamette Writers to Support Books for Kids on December 9th, 2007”

  1. 1 Jo November 16, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    I will keep that in mind as I haunt Barnes and Noble regularly. I’m glad to have found your beautiful blog… I’m sure its easy for writers to allow motherhood (though nothing insignificant to be sure) to totally encompass their time thus sacrificing their gifts and passion for words, so thank you for your encouragement, inspiration, and thoughts!
    – Jo

  1. 1 Today is the Books for Kids Event at the Clackamas Oregon Barnes & Noble « Writer Mama Riffs on Raising A Writing Career Alongside Your Kids Trackback on December 9, 2007 at 12:07 am
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