Flashbang! Writing Studio is pleased to announce that the First Annual Poem-A-Thon raised a grand total of $2,055 for Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. We thank each and every one of you who submitted a poem to us, bought an issue of KaPow! Poem-A-Thon Edition, showed up at the East End Book Exchange and let us write a poem for you on our old typewriter, raised money alongside us, or donated just out of the goodness of your heart.
The $2,055 Flashbang! raised will help GPLC provide educational services to over 4500 people in the Pittsburgh Area. Our donation will support: reading, writing, and math education; GED preparation; English as a second language programming; workplace skills development and preparation; family literacy education; a health literacy program; computer skills education; and the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program, helping at-risk students in grades K-3.
There's still time to support the poets of the Poem-A-Thon and send some money to GPLC: issues of KaPow! are $6 each and include all the kick-butt poems we published on the blog during National Poetry Month. And Flashbang! is donating all money from sales of KaPow! to GPLC. Buy your copy today!