Romance Writers of America recognizes the importance of adult literacy and supports literacy organizations through its annual "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing.
Many New York Times best-selling romance authors like Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Sylvia Day, Jayne Ann Krentz, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and hundreds more authors participate in the two-hour Literacy Autographing event each year. The thousands of books available for the authors to sign for the public are donated by major romance publishers and the authors themselves, and the event raises thousands of dollars, which are donated to ProLiteracy Worldwide (a non-profit educational corporation) to help fund literacy programs on a local and national level.
Since 1991, RWA efforts have raised more than $825,000 for literacy organizations.
It's Not Just About the Money
- In 1991, RWA was nominated as one of President Bush's Thousand Points of Light for its efforts in the fight for literacy.
- In 1994, ProLiteracy Worldwide presented RWA with an Excellence Award for the organization's continuing efforts in the fight for literacy.
- In 2011, RWA received the Distinguished Service Award for the organization's continuing efforts in the fight for literacy.
Get InvolvedFor information on how to join the cause to fight for literacy, visit ProLiteracy Worldwide.
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