New Orleans Writers Housing Outreach Project

All about progress on the New Orleans Writers Housing Outreach and New Orleans Writers Museum projects and LA Writers Foundation.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Re-grouping and Kicking It Off

We're going to get the group back together for an informal meeting on Thursday, March 23 at the Goldmine Saloon 6:30-7:30 PM. The regular weekly "17 Poets" poetry reading begins at 8 PM, for those who want to stay. We want to discuss how we might proceed and how the effects of Katrina may change our plans. We still want to pursue the New Orleans Writers Museum project - and we may get broader support now post-Katrina - but also, there may be things we can do that are more immediate, and more fundamental, like finding a way to house our poets and writers so they can return to the city.

On March 29, from 5-7 PM at Harry Anderson's Oswald's Speakeasy, we'll have our first fundraiser. We need that initial startup funding to formally incorporate and engage a nonprofit attorney. The event will be a booksigning by Robert Smallwood of his book, "The Five People You Meeet in Hell: Surviving Katrina," and Harry Anderson, featured as one of the "five people" in the book, will also sign books. A donation of $3 for every book sold will be made to LWF, and any other donations are welcome.


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