I wasn’t really sure if I want to write about this, but I suppose I cannot keep it to myself any longer. It’s really hard for me to swallow all by myself. I know most of you wouldn’t be able to understand what I’m talking about, but please bear with me. I just need to let this out.
You see, it has come to my attention a couple of days ago that a writing program that I have been involved in for years will be finally shut down indefinitely after the new management took over the Non-Profit Organization that is hosting this writing program. Apparently, they have decided that the program in question is unsustainable and they do not have enough monetary resources to keep it alive.
This news is really something unexpected among us who belongs to this writing community where the program in question has been thriving in inspiring people to write scripts for 30 days consecutively in April every year despite the lack of funds. At some point, I wondered why terminate the program now, and not a couple of years before?
It’s a really shocking news to me as I’ve been working for years as a regional Municipal Liason in bringing the script writing to the next level, and suddenly, wham… I was told that the program will be shut down indefinitely in favour of other programs that’s deemed more important in comparison to this one. I feel as if all of my effort all these years have been all for naught, and I have no means to keep encouraging and inspiring people to write scripts anymore.
Sure, the program does not have much participant in comparison to other writing programs under this organization, but I believe that a lot of people, especially young people and students have benefited from this program greatly. Not many could find the structure and the resources that they need when it comes to script writing for free, and this particular program has provided so much of that. It’s really a shame that it has to be shut down, really.
It has been a great five years, and I was really hoping that there’s more to come, but now…I have to say goodbye to a wonderful program that has thought me so many important lesson in life and brought so many aspiring script writers together every year.
Goodbye, Script Frenzy. You will be missed.
Cleffairy: Right at the moment, all I can do is just say goodbye to this great writing platform and pray that other programs under this Non-Profit Organization will not not terminated in the same way any time soon.