July 22-24, 2021


Meet the Octavia Project, WD’s Inaugural Charity Partner

The Octavia Project is Writer’s Digest’s inaugural charity partner for our 2018 Annual Conference!

Like our conference, the Octavia Project also calls New York City home. Every year, the folks at this Brooklyn-based non-profit run a completely free month-long program called The Summer Institute, which welcomes young women and trans, gender non-conforming, or questioning youth from all over Brooklyn to come together under the banner of their namesake, legendary science fiction author Octavia Butler, to expand their world.

This year, we are proud to sponsor the full cost on one student’s attendance—$1,250—and we’re challenging our community to help us cover at least one more. This year’s conference goal is to raise a total of $2,500 to ensure two youths get to explore their love of science fiction next summer! You can help us meet that goal by donating here.

Ready to be inspired? Learn more about the Octavia Project and some of their success stories: Nia, Britney, and Aleiyah.