Welcome to the Virtual 2020 Words & Wine Event to support WriterHouse!


Friday, October 23, 2020, 6:30 PM

  • Join us on Zoom to cheer on our contestants as they demonstrate their super spelling skills. All contestants are WriterHouse instructors who are donating their time to support us, so please support them. 
  • Support WriterHouse with “vote(s)” ($20 donation per vote) for your favorite contestant.
  • Admission is free. Bring your own wine (or beverage of choice).
  • The winning contestant is the last speller standing.

Meet the Contestants! 

Click on the picture for more details and to cast your vote(s).

Sharon “Cut Her” Harrigan [as in “Sharon cut her hair again’]

Jay “JV” Varner (but he belongs on varsity)

Emily “I before E, including in” Thiede (because everyone always spells it wrong)

Liza “Fuschia Indicted” Nash Taylor

Bruce “Getting Medieval” Holsinger

Randall “Kline Klien” Klein

Jane “Pupcake” Friedman


Chris “Krossword” Register

BettyJoyce  “BJ Bookworm” Nash


VOTING IS OPEN NOW and continues up to and during the event. You may vote as often as you’d like. If your favorite is eliminated, vote for another! It’s all for a good cause.

Prizes will be given away throughout the evening, but you must attend the Zoom session to win. Grand Prize will be a year of free classes (regular, semester-long offerings, one class per semester, an $840 value) at WriterHouse! The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected from those who voted for the winning contestant.

To get the Zoom link to attend this fun event, please email programs@writerhouse.org.

If you just can’t pick a favorite but still want to support WriterHouse, sponsorships are available in $250, $500, and $1,000 categories and are fully tax-deductible. Sponsor names will be featured on our website.