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The “Write Gift” from WANL

“The Write Gift” is one of WANL’s many approaches to supporting marginalized communities.

This fundraising initiative is intended to offer free memberships to those who may not be able to afford a WANL Membership, but have dreams of becoming a published author or poet. “The Write Gift” is our way of removing that financial barrier and helping people achieve their goals!

If you’d like to donate, WANL can receive donations in the same forms as membership payment:
• Request an email invoice to be paid using credit card
• Call us with your credit card info (please contact us to book a time!)
• Send an electronic money transfer to using the password “WANL2021”
The recommended donation is $25 for a student/senior/underemployed membership, but you can donate as much or as little as you’d like!
Membership Tiers:
• Regular Membership (one-year) = $55
• Student/Senior/Underemployed Membership (one-year) = $25
Regular Membership (three-year) = $135
Regular Membership (five-year) = $225*
Please note that WANL is unable to offer charitable donation receipts as we are not a registered charity, but a non-profit organization*
The last time we offered The Write Gift in 2017, we received over $400 in donations during the winter holiday season, allowing us to offer more than a dozen free memberships to aspiring writers!
Thanks in advance for your support!

“The Write Gift” for a Special Someone

If you’d like to support the goals of a writer near and dear to you, we are happy to help you deliver an extra special gift this holiday season!

WANL Memberships can be purchased for brand new members by contacting our Member Services Coordinator Wendy Rose at

Please be sure to include the name and email address of the person you would like to purchase a membership for, as well as the membership tier you’d like to purchase (listed above).

WANL will process the payment, send you a receipt, and contact the individual with a note to inform them of their Write Gift, with a link to our membership form.
After we receive the completed membership form, the new member will be added to WANL’s membership base, subscribed to WANL’s communications, and eligible to participate in all of WANL’s programs, services, contests, committees, and much more!

History of The Write Gift:

In 2017, WANL launched a membership donation drive called The Write Gift which encouraged the public to give the gift of writing this holiday season by donating one-year WANL memberships to individuals from marginalized communities. The Write Gift is about creating opportunities. It aims to break down barriers (financial and otherwise) that might prevent individuals from exploring the craft of writing and getting involved in the provincial literary community.

Donations gathered for The Write Gift have been previously gifted to the St. John’s Women’s Centre, Thrive: Community Youth Network St. John’s, and more.

Questions? Concerns?