PRESENTING WHAT TO READ IN THE RAIN
Did you know that Seattle is considered one of the most literate cities in America? Seattleites understand better than anyone how delightful it is to snuggle up with a great novel or a short story when the skies cloud over and a downpour seems imminent. But what happens when visitors to our fair city are greeted with grey dampness and discover they have forgotten to bring their book along?
Enter local nonprofit 826 Seattle and a group of book-loving Seattle hotels. We are pleased to announce a great way to provide hotel guests a literary umbrella (so to speak) in the form of 826 Seattle’s latest anthology, What to Read in the Rain 2013.
Our third annual anthology features famous and not-yet-famous adult and 826 Seattle student writers. Presenting the book is literary icon Tom Robbins, who offers ‘Advice to Aspiring Writers’ and ends the book with ‘The Importance of Being Envious’. 826 National Founder and best-selling author Dave Eggers shares his frightening ‘Who Knocks?’ tale and thriller writer Chelsea Cain provides us with tips for surviving the dangers of the Pacific Northwest. Eight year old Yonase teaches us ‘How to Sleep with a Triceratops in Your Room’ and there is striking poetry by Washington State Poet laureate Kathleen Flenniken and long-time volunteer Jared Leising. The 242 pages are full of stories, poems, comics and more.
Guests at hotels throughout Seattle will find What to Read in the Rain greeting them from the bedside table in their hotel room. Those who realize they’ve left their rainy-day reading material at home (or maybe wish to take a great present home to the family) are able to credit their room accounts with an easy payment of $15.00 at check-out time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Seattleites: What to Read in the Rain 2013 is currently available at the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. at 8414 Greenwood Ave N. or online.
Hoteliers: For more information about What to Read in the Rain, please contact 826 Seattle Development Associate, Sam Redsell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT 826 SEATTLE
826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages 6 to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. For more information, visit www.826seattle.org. If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit our donation page at www.826seattle.org/support/money