Southern Fried Scribes: A Free Summer Writing Workshop

A project in Northport, AL by Matt Jones

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An 8-week-long initiative to offer free summer creative writing workshops to high school students in Alabama.
Backers: 56
Average Pledge Per Backer: $90

Funded: $5,051 of $5,000
Dates: Mar 18th -> May 2nd (45 days)
Project By: Matt Jones
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Latest News

Southern Fried Boys & Girls

April 22nd - via:
Cool news: Southern Fried Scribes will be collaborating with the Greensboro Boys & Girls Club! We will be partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Greensboro to teach creative writing to high school students. This will also give us the... (Read More)

A Minor Clarification

April 18th - via:
While we are so excited to have received a pledge from the Center for Economic Development, we should probably clarify that, as this donation is coming through the University of Alabama, it will not be contributed to the $5000 needed to reach our... (Read More)

Everything's Coming Up Southern Fried Scribes!

April 18th - via:
We are excited to announce that the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development has pledged--wait for it, get ready, are you ready?--$2,500 to Southern Fried scribes! Pretty magical, right? We had a great meeting with them in which we not... (Read More)

Perks, Perks, Perks! You want 'em. We've got 'em.

April 14th - via:
So, we know what you're thinking? Southern Fried Scribes only happens during the summer, but what am I to do once August rolls around and everyone heads back to school? How can I show people that I am a supporter of Southern Fried Scribes year-round?... (Read More)

Check out who's talking about Southern Fried Scribes!

April 14th - via:
We've been working hard to publicize Southern Fried Scribes with the hopes of not only spreading the word about what we'll be doing this summer but also of attracting more backers to make this project possible!   We're so excited and grateful to all... (Read More)

Movin' and Shakin'

April 2nd - via:
So, we met with Chip Brantley this morning, a founder and the executive director of The Desert Island Supply Co., the nonprofit children’s writing center in Birmingham. He gave us some great tips concerning how we might reach out to more... (Read More)

Things are happening!

March 28th - via:
Our new video is up! Check out our crazy antics! We've also got a few important meetings and conferences taking place in the coming weeks, so we will keep everyone posted on what happens.   (Read More)

A new member of the team!

March 25th - via:
We would like to officially announce that our good friend, Josue Cornier, has offered to be our PR man for Southern Fried Scribes. With his help and experience, we know that we will be able to be that much more efficient in making... (Read More)

We're 1/5 of the way there!

March 24th - via:
Hey everyone! We're so excited and thankful to be 1/5 of the way towards our $5000 goal.  We have been spreading the word to family and friends as well as to our contacts at UA and some local arts organizations, and we know you have too!   We... (Read More)

10 Things We Love About You!

March 19th - via:
We love Vampires in the Lemon Grove and The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach. We love poetry readings from high school classrooms. We love the writing we love to teach. We love all the flowery language and the terseness of Hemingway's craft. We... (Read More)


March 18th - via:
Our first day is coming to a close and we are feeling very optimistic already! As time moves forward, we plan to keep everyone updated on our progress. Everything from venue location, registration information, the curriculum, and visiting writers... (Read More)

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