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Epic Read-a-Thon

November 25, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Give Birmingham students more opportunities to write and create.

Thank you for supporting the Desert Island Supply Co.’s annual Epic Read-a-Thon!

This year, our read-a-thon (like so much else) will be a little bit different. Instead of our usual 24-hour live reading at our headquarters in Woodlawn, we will be hosting a 12-hour crowdsourced, virtual reading.

Will this read-a-thon be as fun as our in-person read-a-thons from the past? No, it won’t be. Will there be surreal middle-of-the-night moments between sleep-deprived readers and audience members? No, there won’t be. We miss your faces and would love to huddle together around the great brown chair to listen to each other read. But even though we can’t be together for the read-a-thon, we do need your support more than ever before.

It’s easy to get involved: Just click the “start fundraising” button above to create a fundraising page and then invite your friends and family to chip in and help you meet your goal. Every dollar you raise will make a big difference for DISCO.

The read-a-thon will take place on Wednesday, November 25 from 7am-7pm CT. We will announce reading sign-ups in early November. (If you make a fundraising page, you don’t have to read — we are grateful for your support! — but we do hope you’ll consider signing up for a 20-minute slot on November 25.)

By becoming a fundraiser for the Epic Read-A-Thon, you will directly support the young writers we work with at the Desert Island Supply Co. With your participation, we can reach our goal and continue to work alongside these young writers as they develop the creative tools they need to explore and document their worlds. Thank you!


November 25, 2020
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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