Washington Island Literary Festival Announces "Friends Circle"

What are friends for?  In the case of Washington Island Literary Festival, friends help the festival to grow and develop, lend their thoughts and opinions on how to make the Festival a better one, volunteer for Festival-related activities, and make tax-deductible financial contributions to help build the Festival’s capacity to attract fine writers and support developing writers.  

How can you become a friend?  By providing your contribution to the Washington Island Literary Festival.  What’s in it for you?  First and foremost is the satisfaction of being part of the best small literary festival in the Midwest, if not the whole nation!  Gathering with authors in small groups, hands-on workshops, discussion groups, and mealtimes, WILF stands alone as an intimate setting for people who love to read and the authors who satisfy that interest.  Become a friend and help to perpetuate this very worthwhile event for readers and writers.

Here are some additional benefits along with the tax deduction mentioned above:

Friends Circle levels and benefits:

$25 to $49: 

Listing of your name in our annual program
Friends Circle recognition on name badge

$50- $99:

Includes the above benefits, and
Check-in at dedicated Friends’ Circle Desk at the Friday reception
Invitation to Friends Circle registration period for next year’s Festival

$100- $249:

Includes the above benefits, and
Ten percent discount at the Backstage Bookstore throughout the Festival, and a suitable for framing, beautifully illustrated copy of James McCormick’s poem, Writing Washington Island.

$250 and up:

Includes the above benefits, and
Complimentary Sunday Brunch with Festival authors.  
Gifts of $250 or more can also be acknowledged or anonymous sponsorships for:
*Festival Workshops
*Scholarships for Washington Island High School Students to attend writer’s   workshops
*Author housing
*Special Awards
*Other important Festival activities, publicity and/or printing

We’d welcome your friendship.  Please contact Chairperson Helene Meyer (Helene@wilf.com) for additional details or response to your questions.