Friday, December 9, 2011

Support Small Press

This is a repost via Amy King

Eat* Drink* Bid* Participate* Get Down*!

We've got something for you at our Annual Benefit Performance and Live Auction!

* rope climbing and circus arts workshops
* two stunning collages by Laynie Browne
* signed copy of Zippermouth by Laurie Weeks
* sets of broadsides from Poetry Foundation AND The Center for Book Arts!

And while you're bidding on exciting auction items, getting your raffle tickets, taking in the performances and sipping on (complimentary) beer from Brooklyn Brewery, you'll be helping Belladonna* publish innovative writers and create yet another season of diverse, adventurous events.

Loving it? Tantalized? Check out our full online auction catalog.
We hope to see you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 6:30 pm
Location: Hi Art! 227 West 29th Street, 4th Floor (between 7th & 8th) New York, NY 10001

Advance tickets only $12. Click here to purchase.

The Belladonna* Benefit will showcase a performance by Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye, live auction by renowned auctioneer Erin Ward of Star Benefit Auctions with special assistant Amy King, and a dance performance by the A.O. Movement Collective.

The Auction and the Benefit will support Belladonna*s 2012 season of publications and events, which share a theme of caring for the material realities of poets, viewing a publishing project holistically. We're referring to 2012 as The Year of Material Lives, and we plan to host combination readings/dinners with ample time set aside to discuss the economic and social concerns of writers, artists, publishers, and other creators. Moreover, in addition to continuing our commemorative chaplet series, we hope to publish five full-length books of hybrid and experimental work in the coming year including new work by Julie Patton, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, R. Erica Doyle and Tonya Foster.


Dear friends of Litmus Press & Aufgabe,

As someone who has published or worked directly with Litmus Press, we hope you'll consider giving us a boost during our Winter Fundraising Campaign.

We have just received multi-year support from NYSCA, which is wonderful, though their support of our full-length publications was cut in half. We are also supported by the Leslie Scalapino -- O Books fund, and this support has been crucial, allowing us to hire a part-time staff member to keep things moving.

However, it's the support of individuals through memberships, subscriptions & donations that creates the most solid foundation for the continuation of our programming.

I'm writing to enlist your help spreading the word about our Winter Fundraising Campaign. It will be the support of individual members, subscribers, and donors in the coming years that will support us in our efforts to do more on behalf of our authors, artists, and their work, so this drive is important!

We've just updated our website and will be sending out an email tomorrow morning announcing our Winter Fundraising Campaign. We are only asking that you forward this email (if possible, with a personal appeal to friends and family), and/or post it to your Facebook page, and/or share the link wherever you can. The email will also be posted on the Litmus Press Facebook page, so you can go there and "like" it (and anything else there!), which will give the appeal more visibility.

If you don't usually receive our emails, you may not be on our list -- there is an email list sign up box at the bottom of each page of our website. You can select preferences, so you only receive the announcements you want. If you don't receive our email tomorrow morning please let me know, and I will forward it to you.

To visit our newly updated support page, click

Best wishes for the month, the new year, the poetry, the art, the occupation, & with deep gratitude for your artistic contributions to Litmus Press.


E. Tracy Grinnell, Editor & Director
Litmus Press/Aufgabe
925 Bergen St. Suite #405
Brooklyn, NY 11238

NEW from Litmus Press:
O Bon by Brandon Shimoda
I Want to Make You Safe by Amy King

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