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Can you imagine a world without trees? Dr. Seuss did and it wasn't pretty.


Did you know that over 500 pounds of paper are used by the average United States citizen each year? And 80,000 acres of forests disappear from the Earth every day!


Every human being has a connection to trees—we depend upon them for oxygen, shade, shelter, food, furnishings, musical instruments, warmth, beauty, solace, and inspiration. 


FIRST WRITE™ is an annual 24-hour writing marathon that begins at midnight on January 1. (All time zones.)


Established by visionary author Eleyne-Mari Sharp in 2018, the purpose of this worldwide challenge is twofold: to create new works and to raise donations for tree planting organizations.

The 2023 handbook will be available on December 1, 2022. Please email us or return to this page for all the exciting updates!