Neile Graham's Write-A-Thon Page
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This year I'll be revising THE SILVER BONES, my novel about a young woman who accidentally digs up faery bones at an archeological site. I will send out progress reports along with the first draft of a new poem eachweek to all sponsors. I hope to meet or exceed my previous fundraising goal of $750.

Links to my recently published poems can be found here, and below is a snippet from THE SILVER BONES.

In the calmer waters a tiny and postcard-perfect island glows even in the gloom. Rocks and driftwood front weathered evergreens, and tucked behind them, backed by more trees, lurks a large, white-grey rock that would be a perfect lounging and lookout spot. I want to dive off the boat and swim over, explore. There's something reaching out to me there, mysteries there, I know it. What a place for archeology! Now, simply seeing this small islet I understand my mother's passion for digging, for learning what's hidden beneath the surface of a place. I don't want to ruin its perfection, but I just know there's something there for me to find. Yearning slams into my chest like a punch to the heart.

A landscape, an island, and I want to be there so badly it hurts? In a geography that's not my own? Am I my mother's daughter after all? It's a strange, complicated sensation for a place I've never seen before.

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Tobias Buckell and Nisi Shawl on stage at Town Hall Seattle

Tobias Buckell and Nisi Shawl on stage at Town Hall Seattle during the 2022 Summer Reading Series.

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Write-a-thon Home

Name Date Amount Comments
Jesse Buerk 07/19/2024 $25.00 Hope you're having a great Write-a-thon!
Vicki Saunders 07/17/2024 $51.72  
Gunnar Norskog 07/16/2024 $100.00  
Tina Connolly 07/15/2024 $10.36  
Carrie Devall 07/08/2024 $50.00 Good luck writing through the heat wave. Love the updates.
Carlie St. George 07/04/2024 $25.88  
Patricia Devine 06/24/2024 $51.96 Thank you for the stories!
Klaus Kluge 06/24/2024 $51.96 Here we go again!
Krista Dietrich 06/19/2024 $20.99 Great to see you in the Write-a-thon, Neile! Keep at it!
Tom Whitmore 06/19/2024 $25.00  
Pamela Rentz 06/19/2024 $100.00 Always look forward to reading Neile's latest!
Micaiah Huw Evans 06/18/2024 $50.00 Your dedication is almost as inspiring as your talent. I look forward to reading whatever you share!
Andrea Pawley 06/17/2024 $35.00 Good luck, Neile! -- Andrea
Edith Olguin 06/17/2024 $26.13  
Anonymous Friend 06/17/2024 $103.60  
Neile Graham 06/17/2024 $103.60 Happy write-a-thon, Neile!
Stephanie Samphire 06/17/2024 $15.00 Cheering you on, Neile!
Adrian Khactu 06/17/2024 $26.13  
Michael Peskura 06/16/2024 $51.96  
  Total $924.29  
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