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Open discussions on the writer's craft <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 10 Nov 2005 17:49:21 -0600
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We can also donate to the Metropolitan Library for their annual book sale--all proceeds go to the library. FYI :)

Liz Kiser
Volunteer Center Coordinator
University of Central Oklahoma
100 North University Drive, Box 112
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
Fax: (405)-974-3810

----- Original Message -----
From: Deborah Chester <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005 1:13 pm
Subject: [PWA-L] book drive query

> Greetings, fellow writers --
> Here's the situation:
> I have over 100 novels collected in my office and we need a group
> decision as to what to do with them.  The American Library
> Association has decided it's not going to collect books at this
> time to restock libraries in the affected states.  The ALA's
> rationale is that destroyed library buildings need to be rebuilt
> first.
> That leaves us with a couple of alternatives:
>   1) We donate the books once more through the assistance of
> Barnes & Noble.
>   2) We keep the books for a sale to raise funds for PWA.
> It seems to me that because we collected the present books under
> the "help Katrina victims" banner that we should try to donate
> them as an ethical action. Can someone check with B&N to see if
> they'll help us again?  We can also send the books for
> distribution to hurricane victims through other local charities,
> if necessary.
> Then if we decide to collect future books for our own fund-raising
> purposes, or even to share among ourselves, we can do so.
> Let me know what you all think.
> DC
> Deborah Chester
> Professor
> Professional Writing
> Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication
> University of Oklahoma
> Norman, OK  73019-2051
> Ph: (405) 325-4192
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