Women & Words was started in 2003 by Sheila Irani and a group of women who loved to read and whose mission was to present an event where women's words and achievements are honored. They created a literary event that promotes women authors and inspires others by donating the proceeds to women's and children's charitable organizations. Since 2004, Women & Words has raised almost $30,000 for charities such as Children's Law Center, Penny Lane, Women's Care Cottage, Westside Children's Center, Children's Institute Inc., Children's Hospital, WriteGirl, Echo Center for Parenting Education, and Reach Out and Read.
The CHAMPION Fund is carrying on the tradition of showcasing women authors at the 14th annual Women and Words Literary Event. All proceeds from the event will benefit the CHAMPION Fund which is the fundraising arm of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Our mission is to help the most vulnerable youth achieve stability in their physical and mental health through the innovative programs and services of the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Through these programs, youth ages 12-24 have access to life changing services like health care, mental health case management, prevention education, substance abuse treatment services, and life-skills classes. Each year, the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reaches over 7000 youth, 2000 of whom are homeless.
Mark your calendars for Women & Words next literary event on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
For the event schedule and details click on event. If you would like to learn more about the CHAMPION Fund, please visit us at www.championfund.org. We hope you'll join us for another fabulous conference. If you have attended Women & Words, you know how moving it can be. Come share this wonderful event with your literary friends as you enjoy the opportunity to hear this year’s authors, participate in a Q&A panel with them, and purchase books signed by your newest favorite authors. Remember, as you participate in this incredible event, you are also supporting two great causes.