Lyndsay Hall is creating Sevilla Writers House
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I consider myself a writer, but unfortunately I cannot come up with a better way to phrase this: THANK YOU. Thank you for clicking the link to this Patreon page. Thank you if for even a fleeting second you think, "Man, this is a worthwhile cause to contribute to." Thank you. 

Let me tell you about Sevilla Writers House. 

When I was twenty-two, fresh out of an emotionally abusive relationship, I moved into a small apartment building on South Beach called "The Sevilla Apartments." It wasn't an apartment that needed a name; it was three floors with a spooky mailroom. But there I decided to pursue writing, and through writing, I became who I am today. 

Fast-forward six years, and hereeee we are! Sevilla Writers House is a donation-based Los Angeles literary community created to inspire established, emerging, and (most of all!) enthusiastic writers. We do not discriminate between professional and reluctant writers; rather, we believe that all voices, now more than ever, should be lifted and heard. We value imagination and risk-taking, vulnerability and transparency. We offer creative writing workshops, community writing events, weekend retreats, developmental editing, salons, readings, and very soon, an online literary journal. 

And if that's not enough, as of this September we will be launching The Kimberly Project, a program aimed to help college students in recovery around the country realize their power and discover their voice through writing. The Kimberly Project is in dedication to my stepmother who recently passed away from effects of alcoholism. (I wrote about her here.) We will launch our trial session at Boston University in collaboration with Boston College, and we hope to expand this program nationally. 

The Nitty Gritty, or Where Your Money Will Go
- Travel expenses to visit colleges with The Kimberly Project 
- Notebooks for our writers 
- Food and beverages during workshops and retreats 
- Our future monthly newsletter
- Marketing tools (flyers for events, business cards, our websites, etc.) 
- Rental spaces for salons and other community events 
- THE PARTICIPATION FEES OF OUR WRITERS

Yes. Your donations go toward keeping Sevilla Writers House workshops, salons, readings, and other community events free for its participants. 

I believe in the value of storytelling. I also believe many stories will never be published and read because the writer cannot afford or does not have access to the writing community. Graduate school. Workshops. Retreats. Conferences. Editors. Submitting to literary journals. All of this costs money. Being a writer is neither cheap nor lucrative. And writers who do not have the resources for these opportunities may not hone his/her/their craft to its fullest potential. 

I believe everyone should be afforded equal opportunity to live out their dreams. I believe fiction novels do a better job teaching empathy than anything else. I believe our world would be more connected if our most vulnerable and wounded neighbors had a chance to share their stories.

And who in the world is this woman asking for your money?

I'm Lyndsay Hall. 

I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, and I work as a creative writing instructor with the nonprofit organization Writopia Lab. My writing has appeared in Little Fiction | Big Truths, Lunch Ticket, b(OINK), juked, The Avalon Literary Review, xoJane, and elsewhere. I've held various editor roles: I was the executive editor of Writopia Lab's 10 year anthology; the first reader of manuscript submissions for Union Literary, an agency in NYC; and the managing editor of the literary journal Lunch Ticket. I will soon be the managing editor for Lunch Ticket's first alumni edition. In addition to my master's degree, I have attended Bread Loaf in Sicily (2016), New York University's Writers in New York program (2012), the Slice Literary Conference (2013), and I've taken writing workshops through Sackett Street in New York. I write the blog Sunday Whiskey

Help me help humans find their voice. And then help me share those voices with you. 
Tiers
The Generous Patron
$15 or more per creation
  • A thank you card! Like, in the MAIL. Yeah.
The Very Generous Patron
$25 or more per creation
  • A custom Sevilla Writers House journal (and we'll supply you a new one whenever you'd like) 
  • A handy-dandy pen for said SWH journal
  • Shout out during our readings (4x a year)
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Incredibly Generous Patron
$50 or more per creation
  • A Sevilla Writers House coffee mug (and a replacement, if you're clumsy)
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Exceptionally Generous Patron
$100 or more per creation
  • Receive edits on up to 25 pages of prose or 3 poems
  • A very rare, very awesome Sevilla Writers House shirt!
  • Reserved seating at all of our readings (if you're LA local!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Holy-Shit-Are-You-Forreal? Generous Patron
$150 or more per creation
  • A special publication in our upcoming literary journal
  • *Sponsor* status (thank you!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
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I consider myself a writer, but unfortunately I cannot come up with a better way to phrase this: THANK YOU. Thank you for clicking the link to this Patreon page. Thank you if for even a fleeting second you think, "Man, this is a worthwhile cause to contribute to." Thank you. 

Let me tell you about Sevilla Writers House. 

When I was twenty-two, fresh out of an emotionally abusive relationship, I moved into a small apartment building on South Beach called "The Sevilla Apartments." It wasn't an apartment that needed a name; it was three floors with a spooky mailroom. But there I decided to pursue writing, and through writing, I became who I am today. 

Fast-forward six years, and hereeee we are! Sevilla Writers House is a donation-based Los Angeles literary community created to inspire established, emerging, and (most of all!) enthusiastic writers. We do not discriminate between professional and reluctant writers; rather, we believe that all voices, now more than ever, should be lifted and heard. We value imagination and risk-taking, vulnerability and transparency. We offer creative writing workshops, community writing events, weekend retreats, developmental editing, salons, readings, and very soon, an online literary journal. 

And if that's not enough, as of this September we will be launching The Kimberly Project, a program aimed to help college students in recovery around the country realize their power and discover their voice through writing. The Kimberly Project is in dedication to my stepmother who recently passed away from effects of alcoholism. (I wrote about her here.) We will launch our trial session at Boston University in collaboration with Boston College, and we hope to expand this program nationally. 

The Nitty Gritty, or Where Your Money Will Go
- Travel expenses to visit colleges with The Kimberly Project 
- Notebooks for our writers 
- Food and beverages during workshops and retreats 
- Our future monthly newsletter
- Marketing tools (flyers for events, business cards, our websites, etc.) 
- Rental spaces for salons and other community events 
- THE PARTICIPATION FEES OF OUR WRITERS

Yes. Your donations go toward keeping Sevilla Writers House workshops, salons, readings, and other community events free for its participants. 

I believe in the value of storytelling. I also believe many stories will never be published and read because the writer cannot afford or does not have access to the writing community. Graduate school. Workshops. Retreats. Conferences. Editors. Submitting to literary journals. All of this costs money. Being a writer is neither cheap nor lucrative. And writers who do not have the resources for these opportunities may not hone his/her/their craft to its fullest potential. 

I believe everyone should be afforded equal opportunity to live out their dreams. I believe fiction novels do a better job teaching empathy than anything else. I believe our world would be more connected if our most vulnerable and wounded neighbors had a chance to share their stories.

And who in the world is this woman asking for your money?

I'm Lyndsay Hall. 

I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, and I work as a creative writing instructor with the nonprofit organization Writopia Lab. My writing has appeared in Little Fiction | Big Truths, Lunch Ticket, b(OINK), juked, The Avalon Literary Review, xoJane, and elsewhere. I've held various editor roles: I was the executive editor of Writopia Lab's 10 year anthology; the first reader of manuscript submissions for Union Literary, an agency in NYC; and the managing editor of the literary journal Lunch Ticket. I will soon be the managing editor for Lunch Ticket's first alumni edition. In addition to my master's degree, I have attended Bread Loaf in Sicily (2016), New York University's Writers in New York program (2012), the Slice Literary Conference (2013), and I've taken writing workshops through Sackett Street in New York. I write the blog Sunday Whiskey

Help me help humans find their voice. And then help me share those voices with you. 

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Tiers
The Generous Patron
$15 or more per creation
  • A thank you card! Like, in the MAIL. Yeah.
The Very Generous Patron
$25 or more per creation
  • A custom Sevilla Writers House journal (and we'll supply you a new one whenever you'd like) 
  • A handy-dandy pen for said SWH journal
  • Shout out during our readings (4x a year)
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Incredibly Generous Patron
$50 or more per creation
  • A Sevilla Writers House coffee mug (and a replacement, if you're clumsy)
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Exceptionally Generous Patron
$100 or more per creation
  • Receive edits on up to 25 pages of prose or 3 poems
  • A very rare, very awesome Sevilla Writers House shirt!
  • Reserved seating at all of our readings (if you're LA local!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Holy-Shit-Are-You-Forreal? Generous Patron
$150 or more per creation
  • A special publication in our upcoming literary journal
  • *Sponsor* status (thank you!)
  • Plus all previous rewards