Blazing Laptops 2019
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Goal $1,000.00



Thanks for visiting my page. It's likely you already know that I love words--a good day is a day I get to open a thesaurus and take a look around. I've been fortunate to pursue that passion in my career with an amazing group of colleagues, and now am enjoying pursuing it even more creatively as well.

In the past two years, I've found a wonderful place to put those words onto paper--San Diego Writers Ink. It is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides classes, workshops, critiques, and events for writers of all types and experiences to share their stories. Every year they host a fundraiser, a writing marathon, and this year I'm participating and asking for your support.

At San Diego Writers Ink, I've learned about writing, about all types of human experiences, and about the power of simply listening to other writers share their stories, along with learning the elements of crafting a good story. Mostly I've relearned that like the essay, life is all about trying and sharing -- the good, the bad, and the occassionally perfectly put.

It's a humbling experience to read your writing out loud only moments after it's been written. And thankfully, the people at San Diego Writers Ink are the kind of people who are exactly that, kind. They have inspired new levels of courage and compassion in me and in each other. For that alone, it's a great organization to support. 

Every year, San Diego Writers, Ink holds a fundraiser, "Blazing Laptops." This year, on Sunday, June 2nd from 9am-4pm I'll join a group of writers who do what writers do - write to prompts and create poems, short stories, new ideas for new stories to continue on throughout the year, listen to each other's attempts, and encourage each other to go on, try some more. I'll write "old school" with a pen and paper, rather than laptop, and will look forward to supporting this great organization with whatever makes it way onto my pages.

Stories are good stuff. You need look no further than your favorite line from a song, a movie or a book to know those words originally came from a writer. For all the good words you've loved in your life, I am asking you to support this marathon by making a contribution either in my name or directly to San Diego Writers Ink. Either way works.

Thanks for your support!



  • John (about 7 months ago)

    We know how much this means to you. Cheers.

  • Joshua (about 7 months ago)

    Keep them coming! These are tons of fun to read :)

  • Tom & Loura (about 7 months ago)

    you go girl - the power Cathy!

  • Amy (about 7 months ago)

    Keep on writing Cashie! Your word is cash, cache, catch or any variation on this. Love from Santa Fe

  • Christine (about 7 months ago)

    Go girl!

  • Mary (about 7 months ago)

    You were made for this!

  • Lisa (about 7 months ago)

    With your love of words, there will certainly be no argle-bargle! Happy writing!

  • Julia (about 7 months ago)

    Go, Cathy, go!

  • Mia (about 7 months ago)

    Go, Cathy, go! Write, Cathy, write!

  • Michele (about 7 months ago)

    Abdication! Go.

  • Greg (about 7 months ago)

    Good luck Cathy.

  • dan (about 7 months ago)

    You go girl. Write until your fingers are sore and your brain explodes, or vice versa.

  • Robert (about 7 months ago)

    So proud of you Cathy!

  • Ken (about 7 months ago)

    What a fun, challenging event!

  • Ann (about 7 months ago)

    I’m inspired by your writings. Glad you started and keep it up!

  • Kathy (about 7 months ago)

    Good Luck!

  • Lupe (about 7 months ago)

    Good job, honey. Love, mom

  • Laura (about 7 months ago)

    Love those stories of people and places! Keep writing, Laura!

  • Robert (about 7 months ago)

    Go Cathy!

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Event Information
What: Blazing Laptops 2019
When: Sunday June 2, 2019 at 09:00 AM

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