Andrea Grossman

A Letter from Andrea Grossman, Founder of Writers Bloc Presents

 

Dear Friends:

As curator of Writers Bloc Presents, I am so proud to bring you great novelists, journalists, and comedians—some of the best artists and thinkers in the world, without question.  Whether you’re a longtime audience member or new to our programs, by participating in Writers Bloc, you have helped to make Los Angeles an important literary destination. We thank you for your support.

But now we need your help. Writers Bloc Presents is a tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).  We keep our ticket prices low, and haven’t raised them since 2004, despite escalating costs. Due to these challenges, we are launching our first fundraising campaign in 16 years of operation.

 

Why should you donate?
Writers Bloc’s featured guests are legends in their field. In the past year alone, we’ve presented events with iconic novelists, journalists, and comedians such as:
  • Albert Brooks with Bob Weide
  • Betty White with Carl Reiner
  • Steve Martin with art critic Dave Hickey
  • Dick Cavett with Mel Brooks, now On Demand on HBO
  • Michael Connelly with John Romano
  • Russell Banks with Meghan Daum
  • Michael Moore with Anne Thompson
  • Tom Brokaw with Marty Kaplan
  • Stephen Greenblatt with Eric Idle
  • Dick Van Dyke with Carl Reiner
  • and so many more.
Whether you love fine fiction, or are more inclined to nonfiction and events of the moment, we are asking for your help.
We welcome personal, as well as  foundation and corporate contributions of any amount to allow us to continue to present to you these wonderful programs.

 

What do you get in return?
Your gift is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law, excluding the fair market value of any benefits received. 

 

$100 contribution:
  • Complimentary tote bag (for your books!) with our Writers Bloc Presents logo (Net deductible amount: $100)
$250 contribution:
  • Complimentary tote bag with our Writers Bloc presents logo
  • One pair of complimentary tickets to the 2012 program of your choice, based on ticket availability (Net deductible amount: $210)
$500 contribution:
  • Complimentary tote bag with our Writers Bloc presents logo
  • Two pairs of complimentary tickets to the two 2012 programs of your choice, based on ticket availability
  • Preferred seating at all programs you attend during 2012 (Net deductible amount: $380)
as well as the pleasure of helping to make possible the following events, all upcoming in 2012:
  • Andy Borowitz with Patton Oswalt
  • Rachel Maddow with Bill Maher
  • Former Senator Russell Feingold
  • Novelist Erik Larson
  • Jonathan Safran Foer
and so many others, plus some great surprises, in the works.

 

Thank you for supporting thoughtful, entertaining and provocative events. The cost of bringing these programs to you is high, and it takes a great deal of organization, time and money to make them happen.

 

Please put us on your list as you consider your charitable contributions. Let’s keep the conversation going. We can’t do it without your help. You can make an online donation by using PayPal:

 

Or you can mail your tax deductible contributions to:

Writers Bloc Presents
137 South Robertson Blvd., Suite 252
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Be sure to include your name and address.

Thank you, and have a wonderful and healthy 2012.

 

Best,

 

Andrea Grossman
Solicitation permit pending with City of Beverly Hills.