The Write Away Foundation promotes education and health through creation of media including, books, music, poetry, film and art. Right Away assists disadvantaged creators, writers and artists to gain access to the tools, education and support that they need to create their works and to have them published around the world. Disadvantaged people include people with disabilities, financial or other hardships, and those who are incarcerated.
The positive therapeutic and educational effects of writing (both fact and fiction) and creating works of art are well recognized to improve health, happiness and reduce crime. In the United States and around the world many people who could benefit from self expression through writing and creating works of art have little or no tools, education or support to create or publish their work. These disadvantaged groups of people include people who are in poverty, prisoners, ex-offenders and the handicapped.
WRITE NOW PROGRAM: The Write Now Project starts by focusing efforts on the ever growing population of prison inmates and ex-offenders by helping to install basic tools and programs in prisons that help facilitate writing of books and music and provide support to selected ex-offenders to enable them to publish and promote their works. Many people are unaware of the fact that the majority of prisoners in the United States (and many other countries) have no access to word processors even in facilities where computers are present for educational purposes. For more information about the Write Now Project (click here).