Opportunities to volunteer for WGI Programs are open for all Writer’s Guild Members.
As a member of the Guild, you have personal experience of the power of a story to change lives. Our mission is to bring the power of storytelling to the lives of people who need to tell their story.
It’s not altruism, by the way; I am as self-interested as the next guy. The fact it, I have been consistently blown away, humbled, and moved to both tears and screams of laughter by the stories I’ve heard… You would not believe the stories!
As Michael Weller writes:
What these people share is an experience of life heightened by exposure to extreme events. What we bring is a conviction that writing is a way to honor the most deeply subjective parts of one’s being that may have been bruised or wounded in coping with these events.
What we gain is a sense that our skills (writing) are enormously valuable to people hungry to learn them, and even more significantly, from a writer’s point of view, we are granted a chance to share other people’s personal experience, and as writers to expand our understanding of the world.
You can read about Michael Weller’s experience with the WGI here.
And discover from writer Andrew Bergman how volunteering for the WGI is a little bit like sex.
If you’re a member of the Writer’s Guild and are interested in volunteering, please contact us here.
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