12.11.2013

Holiday Giving!


Support SMALL PRESS TRAFFIC's 2014 Season!

This holiday/solstice season, give the G I F T
of experimental, thought-provoking poetry,
performance, and genre defying writing!

Why, you ask? Why?

Here's why:





Giving is easy. Click here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spt-s-40th-anniversary-season

Small Press Traffic owes it all to you for its 40th Anniversary 2014 Season. 

For 40 years, Small Press Traffic has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area innovative writing scene, bringing together readers, writers, and independent presses through an influential reading series, publications, conferences and talks. Our mission is to promote and support local, national and international writers who push the limits of how we speak and think about the world. We aim to engage an audience for independently published literature while cultivating a culturally diverse avant-garde.
Throughout its history SPT has produced ground-breaking work and SPT needs help to produce its upcoming season in which includes:
+Poets Theater THEN&NOW Festival: NOW IN SUMMER!
+Events guest-curated by former SPT Directors Dana Teen Lomax, Elizabeth Treadwell, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Dodie Bellamy and Robert Gl├╝ck.
+Dialogues program: PEEP SHOW a new reading/talking hybrid where invited authors give us a peep into their new projects and process and we get to talk about it as a group
+The Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture in 21st Century Poetics
+Endless Summer, a ridiculously long marathon
+Traffic Report, an online forum for critique and conversation
+Monthly online workshops with writers around the globe
+Experiments in the Archive: an Artist-in-Residence program
+Small Press Traffic's FIRST ANNUAL RETREAT

What We Need & What You Get

  • Through this campaign we are attempting to raise $10,000. This is what we need to  cover the costs associated with providing a forum for innovative literature, including writer's honorarium, insurance, marketing and staffing costs.  To give you  the overall agency budget for the year is $65,000, with an additional 35,000 in in-kind donations. We work hard to cover our costs with public and private grants, memberships and admissions, but this funding will help us ever so much. Everything over our goal lessens the stress on other funding sources.
  • Donating to this campaign at any level will get you shout outs and endless appreciation. Each level has a unique gift package from t-shirts to Kevin Killian's voice on your outgoing phone message , to a specially designed (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual by CA Conrad! 
  • Most importantly though, donating brings us together as a community. It's a magic that we all create together because we all realize the importance and need for it. It's our organization. Let's all be owners of it.

Other Ways You Can Help

You might not be able to contribute $$$, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
  • We always welcome in-kind donations and volunteers, advice and feedback. Also, if can: Spread the word. Tell your friends. Participate in the 2014 season. Keep reading experimental literature.