The annual Writers’ Police Academy is set to kick off again August 20-23 in Appleton, Wisconsin. This unique, one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience is designed for writers of all genres and levels of experience—published or non-published. The event is perfect for anyone who’d like the opportunity to train like and with police, fire, forensics, and EMS professionals.
Real police-academy instructors and other law-enforcement professionals and experts will instruct academy recruits using real police, fire, and rescue equipment.
Profits go to the Writers’ Police Academy Scholarship Fund to assist college students enrolled in criminal-justice-degree programs and those enrolled in police, fire, and EMS certification programs. To date they’ve given over $60,000.
Part of the fund-raising effort is to auction baskets filled with valuable goodies. They’ve also auctioned items such as oil paintings, Kindles, guitars signed by Nashville superstars, TV and film scripts, sports memorabilia, homemade quilts, candy, statues, artwork, and more.
They are asking for donations of signed books and anything else cool that you’d care to send their way. Last year the raffle baskets and silent-auction items brought over $5,000. Many of the experts participating in the instruction sessions are the men and women who take their own valuable time to answer questions for writers.
If you can help out, please contact Lee Lofland.
It’s a great way to advertise you and your work, because every sponsor is listed on the WPA website sponsor page.