Guest blog post for Neighborhood Writing Alliance

Our featured organization this month, the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, kindly asked Natalia to write a guest post for their blog. Read it here.


Support Girls Write Now!

From Salon hostess & Girls Write Now Mentor Caroline:Please join us for our signature event on Sunday, June 10th, 4-6 PM, at Barnes & Noble Astor Place in New York City!The grand culmination of the 2006-07 Girls Write Now season, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear the BEST teen writers in New York City read from their brand new anthology This Girl Here, featuring a foreword by Aury Wallington, author of the bestselling young adult novel, Pop! Special Guest Speaker, Jessica Valenti, founder of and and author of Full Frontal Feminism, will introduce our girls.Anthologies will be available for sale from 10am-10pm from June 8-June 10. …

NBCC campaign to save book reviews

Book review sections across America are at risk. In the last six months, the Los Angeles Times Book Review was folded into a smaller section; the Chicago Tribune will move to Saturday so that the paper could print 400,000 less copies. The San Francisco Chronicle section – one of the most popular in the country – was cut in half.

The National Book Critics Circle is tired of this and we’re going todo something about it. A few days ago we started an online petition to protest the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s recent decision to eliminate its book editor job (and with it our colleague Teresa Weaver).

In just a few days …

Tongass National Forest needs you!

I hope you will join me in writing to the U.S. Forest Service, urging them to adopt a Land management Plan that protects the Tongass National Forest (my birthplace). Protecting the remaining intact watersheds with high wildlife values and their rainforest habitats, including rare giant spruce and hemlock trees, should be the highest priority for the revised plan.Let me thank you in advance and between paragraphs in this boilerplate message. THANKS!

If you go to the web address below you can check out what is at stake and send your own message directly to your members of Congress. Take action on this Audubon action alert.