Literature gives lotteries, raffles, and chance a bad rap — from Shirley Jackson’s stoning public in her story “The Lottery” to the lottery choosing which youth will kill each other in an arena in The Hunger Games — but we’re here to extinguish chance’s brutal reputation. For the next week only (Sept. 19-26, from midnight to midnight), if you buy a series pass to our new event, Word Works, you’ll be entered in a drawing to WIN A FREE CLASS. But it also works the other way around: everyone who registers for a class in the next week will be entered in a separate drawing to WIN A FREE SERIES PASS to Word Works. That’s a whole lot of free literary goods, with no creepy literary consequences involved. We’ll notify winners on Sept. 27.