Writers’ Relief Raises Nearly $2,000 for Japan

To benefit Japan, local writers and authors offered a night of storytelling and prose at the Reader’s Loft on Friday, March 25, 2011.  The group raised $1,919.51 to support the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Response efforts.  

“People came out to listen to our stories, bid on auction items, and get involved as a community to help Japan recover,” stated Nancy Nabak, one of the organizers of the event.

Special guest, Mayuko Usui, who is from Japan, spoke to the group about her experience of the quake and tsunami.  Usui , whose mother-in-law lives in Green Bay, came to the U.S. one week ago with her daughter to have a safer place to live while things are yet uncertain in Japan.  Her husband, a teacher in Tokyo, stayed behind. 

Usui talked about escalating prices and said it cost $3,000 for airline tickets for her and her one year old.  Continuing tremors, radiation, water safety concerns, and rolling black outs were a part of her everyday life.  Though, throughout all of this turmoil, she noted, “No one is complaining.”

Legacies Arts Project, LLC also got involved by donating for auction watercolor depictions of the earthquake and tsunami created by people with early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  

The event was sponsored by the Writers’ Relief Group of Green Bay.

Writer’s Relief for Japan at the Reader’s Loft

Where:  Reader’s Loft, 2069 Central Ct., Green Bay

 When:  Friday, March 25, 2011, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

 Admission:  Cash Donation Suggested

 Join us for a night of Storytelling, Humor, Poetry and Prose to raise awareness and funds to support Japan.

For more information or if interested in reading, call Nancy Nabak at (920) 655-4185.

 Sponsored by:  Writer’s Relief Writing Group of Green Bay

All funds will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Writers Relief for Haiti

February 5, seven local writers shared their talents and performed readings at the Readers Loft  in Green Bay. There were nearly 60 people in attendance and they raised money through a “free will” donation collection and from auction items. This evening event raised an incredible $2,031 for Red Cross Haiti Relief Efforts.

From left to right: Nancy Nabak, Jan Compton Pilar McDermott, Tomi Nelson, Sandra Shackelford (our Writing Circle facilitator), Jeanette Tarkowski, and Peggy Jensen.