The Adopt-a-Bookstore pilot program wouldn’t have been possible without Ampersand’s enthusiastic help. Morgen Young and Saffron Beckwith, who are also instructors at writing and publishing programs, immediately recognized the value of this program and charged on ahead to make it happen. Not only did they recruit student volunteers, they also recruited the bookstores who agreed to 'adoption'.
Morgen is supervising the students for the duration of this initiative. After Authors for Indies Day, Morgen and Saffron will use feedback from the group to put together information that will help improve the program next year. Let's see whether writing and publishing programs in other parts of Canada will take up the challenge!
This kind of giving represents a lot of work, thought, and dedication. Our most heartfelt thanks to Ampersand.