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The Mailing

YWP hunkered down...

This piece, written initially as part of a world-wide challenge called digiwrimo -- to write a story a day in digital spaces and using digital media -- just shows to go you how you can have fun with words and write about the mundanity of life.

Young Writers Project is a whirlwind today. We are gearing up for our fantabulous Celebration of Writing this Saturday -- a full day of workshops, a Celebration with a keynote, youth readers and door prizes, live streams, a roving youth news crew and lots of chocolate and great food.

AND, we're doing a mailing to friends, donors, parents, etc., begging -- in a nice way -- for some money to keep us going AND to match an amazing challenge from a Boston foundation -- if we raise an additional $50,000 in increased or new gifts, the foundation will give us $50,000. So we're writing letters, signing them, putting notes on them, folding them, inserting them, closing them, boxing them and, then, posting them.

Sometimes we get a little giddy. Actually often we get a little giddy. Here is what it sounds like, or what YWP Board Member Kathy Folley sounds like: