ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY FUND
We are celebrating our one year anniversary by raising funds for our class scholarship program. We believe storytelling and writing makes us smarter, more empathetic, and more connected. We promise to make our programs inclusive and will prioritize lifting the voices of writers of color, queer and trans writers, and working class writers. We seek to foster deeper relationships with preexisting community resources in Philadelphia, a city whose rich literary history far predates Blue Stoop. Our dream is to one day have our own accessible, physical space for the literary community to call home, while also connecting with preexisting literary institutions throughout the city so we can think broadly and creatively together about Philadelphia's literary landscape and future.
$2400 would allow us to award scholarship funds to up to 72 writers who need support to close the gap between what they can pay and what we can afford to accept and still pay our instructors a living wage.