It’s snowing in New York & sunny in San Francisco- in between jackets & tank tops- a few things happened.
1. I received a quick grant from the Creative Capacity Fund to attend the Association of Writing Programs Conference last week. 3 days of literary insanity. Phew. Thanks Creative Capacity Fund!
2. Speaking of literary, I was chosen to work with fantastic performance poet Regie Cabico as part of a program for emerging LGBTQ bay area poets called “Out Of Necessity.” He’s my mentor & we’ll be presenting a final work at the National Queer Arts Festival on June 3rd. More on this soon!
3. Now the fun part! A new event! My lovely New School Free Press-mate Courtney Nichols is re-launching her fabulously gay pop-culture website, Fruit Fly Life, and of course, having an epic party Saturday, Feb. 19th at Tree House Gallery. I’ll be taking photos & showing photos. Details under the events tab.
4. Lastly, something done: OUR KICKSTARTER. We successfully finished & recorded & had a post-recording soiree that dreams are made of. Be ready for the EP to go on sale so soon!
Let Bloom EP poster by Molly Crabapple
Photo from the party, Natti Vogel & I
Natti Vogel, my college friend & fantastic composer, and I launched a kickstarter site today to make an exquisite EP.
The songs are fun to listen to but lyrically & technically heavy. It will feature art by the dreamy illustrator Molly Crabapple & a re-mix by notorious dance/balkan/gypsy DJ Joro Boro. Our goal is to get $3,000 in 33 days.
Natti & I first started working together 5 years ago, and we are finally asking for your support. Anything would be lovely, really.
There’s tons of fun perks- including a poem or a song written just for you! We already have 11 backers, and we are super jazzed to have such sweet community.
If you wanted a fancy & important way to get involved with emerging artists, please check out our kickstarter now!