What are you supporting by purchasing a ticket?
Over the past 8 months a little magic has been brewing inside an apartment in Clinton Hill. Each month, a group of women and their allies gather to share and discuss their work at a Ladies' Text-Based Salon. The Ladies Text-Based Salon strives to support the work of a diverse spectrum of writers, especially the work of queer writers and women of color. Our June salon (June 16th, 3-6P at "The Drink" - please come¡) features Cathy Park Hong, Cate Marvin, Camille Rankine, Legacy Russell, Caitie Moore + music by Julie Kantor. Past salons have seen work by Jess Barbagallo (theater/poetry), Jon Baker (grafitti), Josh Bell (poetry), Lee Ann Brown (poetry), Elizabeth Clark - (poetry), Iris Cushing (poetry), Elizabeth Devlin (autoharp), Jennifer Fink (fiction), Matthew Fischer (painting), Tyehimba Jess (poetry), Casey Llewellyn (theater), Meghan Milam (dance/film), Arielle Narva (poetry/translation), Idra Novey (poetry), Iviva Olenik (embroidery), Lalo Pavez (poetry), Maria Stabio (painting), and Stephanie Ann Whited (poetry).
Inspired in part by the high-quality and internationally-minded work of this group of artists, we are excited to announce our plan to host a literary festival in Bocas del Toro, Panama. To be hosted at beach hotel and restaurant Yemanja Caribe in collaboration with Yemanja co-founders Pascale and Lamar. The festival will be a multi-lingual weekend of readings, film and music in Bocas del Toro and will maintain our commitment to supporting text-based work by women, queer artists and writers of color.
We need your help to launch this festival¡¡¡¡
July 1st marks the start of a Fundraiser series, "Vale La Pena" to raise awareness-&-funds to support our festival planning.
Specifically, Vale La Pena 1 will raise $700 to purchase a video projector to host monthly movie screenings to raise funds & awareness for a poetry festival to be held in Bocas del Toro, Panama; the projector will also be used to continue highlighting innovative film artists via the monthly Ladies Text-based Salon series.
There are many ways you can be involved in our work through your art, resources and spirit. Let's talk about them on July 1st. Your presence is desired, is essential!