GSO Call for Fellowship Sharing_ July 2015

Exciting news! General Service Office (GSO) has sent out a request to begin

gathering stories from our Fellowship on three projects resulting from the 2015 65th

General Service Conference Advisory Actions on Literature. These include the

revisions and updating of the “A.A. for the Woman” pamphlet including stories

from women in the military, single mothers, and women of diverse backgrounds,

and “A.A. for the Gay and Lesbian Alcoholic” seeking stories from A.A. members

who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or gender nonconforming, especially

regarding being a newcomer and sponsorship.  And a call for stories of wide A.A.

recovery experience from members with mental health issues and from those who

sponsor such members.

From 3 separate memos dated June 10, 2015 from Mary L, Sectretary to the

trustees’ Literature Committee:

1. In response to the 2015 General Service Conference recommendation that

“the pamphlet ‘A.A. for the Women’ be revised by gathering current sharing

from women in A.A.,” including “stories from women in the military, single

mothers, and women of diverse backgrounds.” The trustee’s Literature

Committee is seeking stories from women in A.A.

2. The trustee’s Literature Committee is seeking stories from A.A. members

who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or gender nonconforming,

especially regarding being a newcomer and sponsorship. This request is in

response to the 2015 General Service Conference recommendation that the

pamphlet “A.A. and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic” be revised to include a

wider range of A.A. recovery experience.

3. The trustee’s Literature Committee is requesting a wide range of A.A.

recovery experience from member with mental health issues, and from those

who sponsor such members, for inclusion in literature on this topic. This

request is in response to the 2015 General Service Conference

recommendation that the trustees’ literature committee develop literature for

the alcoholic with mental health issues.

In 2014, the trustees’ Literature committee requested that whenever gathering

sharing, consideration be given to stories from disabled veterans and from non-

believers.

Manuscripts should be from 500-800 words, double spaced, in 12-point font.

Please include your complete name, address and email/phone information. The

anonymity of all authors will be observed, whether or not their story is selected for

publication. Please email your sharing to: Literature@aa.org and  put “AA for the

Woman”, or “AA and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic”, or “the alcoholic with mental

health issues” in the subject line of the message. Or you may mail it to the

Literature Coordinator, General Service Office, Box 459, Grand Central Station,

New York, NY 10163.  The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2015.

 

Submitted by Doug R.

Central Office Co-Chair &

Area 69 Literature Chair

 

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