For the past four years, Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton, New York has been fortunate enough to enjoy visits from a variety of acclaimed poets and writers who've donated their time and effort to work with our student writers: Daniel G.Keohane, Andrei Guruianu, Bryan Davis, Norman Prentiss, Claudia Gabel, Rio Youers, and Phil Tomasso. For the past two years, we've also had the extreme pleasure of hosting creative writing workshops taught by Tom Monteleone and F. Paul Wilson, as a well as an illustration workshop with Danny Evarts.
This year, acclaimed horror and urban fantasy author Maurice Broaddus was slated to visit Seton Catholic Central High, but our usual grant sources dissolved due to budget cuts shortly after Maurice agreed. The purpose of this campaign is to try and raise funds to pay for Maurice's airfare and living costs while he works with students at Seton Catholic Central High School. During his visit, Maurice will accomplish the following:
1. critique student work, hold workshops with all of them, in small group format
2. mentor students in regards to writing habits and practices, as well as a professional writing career
3. answer questions about his acclaimed urban fantasy series, The Knights of Breton Court
4. speak with student body as a whole about embarking upon a writing career