As you know, I normally refrain from troubling you with petitions and causes. However, I now have a special request for you concerning my author friend, Christopher, aka Dracul Van Helsing.
I have been following his blog and reading his excellent, thought-provoking stories for a while now. In a recent post, he mentioned his dire financial situation, which is threatening to see him living on the streets by the end of this month.
He also mentioned the fact that Vancouver’s Mayor, Gregor Robertson, is a supporter of the arts. The City has a program to cover the cost of rent for artists. However, this initiative currently excludes writers.
Christopher is asking for us to send the Mayor a petition asking him to open the program to writers as well, and to consider Christopher’s application. I have composed my own email, which you can see below. If you wish to support a fellow writer, please send a copy of this email or – ideally – one of your own to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please share this post.
I am writing in support of one of my favorite writers – Christopher Milner. I have been following his blog and reading his excellent, thought-provoking stories for a while now. In a recent post, he mentioned his dire financial situation.
He also mentioned the fact that you are a supporter of the arts, and specifically your wonderful initiative of covering the cost of rent for artists.
I wonder if the City could expand the program to include writers, and Christopher in particular. His writing has touched a lot of us, and it would be a shame if he was forced to give it up.
Such a move would emphasize what a true supporter of the arts you are, plus it would create a lot of buzz in the blog world, helping promote this great initiative of yours.
Thank you for your time,
Thank you in advance for your help! With any luck, the Mayor’s office will receive enough emails to help out Christopher and other writers.