Willamette Writers Mid-Valley Chapter Meeting: “Crowd-funding for Authors,” presented by Susan DeFreitas / Author’s guide to crowdfunding, choosing the right platform for your creative work / 6:30-9pm, April 6, 2017 / Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR / Free for members and students, suggested donation of $10 for non-members.
Attendees learn about the benefits and drawbacks of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, and Patreon and have the opportunity to develop a plan for monetizing their writing. You’ve heard of authors who’ve successfully employed crowdfunding to launch books and build their readership. But which platform is right for you? Kickstarter? Indiegogo? GoFundMe? Patreon? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of each?
An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, and Weber—The Contemporary West, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel Hot Season (Harvard Square Editions, 2016) and a contributor at litreactor.com. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications.
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Henry Alley, professor emeritus of literature, published four stories: “Visits” in ImageOutWrite, “Christmas at the Cayuga Diner” in Watch My Rising: A Recovery Anthology, and “Border Guards” and “Tea in Coburg” in Chelsea Station Magazine. A collection of his short fiction, The Dahlia Field, just appeared from Chelsea Station Editions, and his book, Second Life, was a finalist in the Elixir Novel competition. His story, “The Rembrandt Brotherhood,” was chosen to appear on the Great Jones Street fiction website, and his piece of biographical fiction on the love relation between Henry James and the young sculptor Henrik Andersen will be published in an anthology, Gents: Steamy Stories in the Age of Steam, by Lethe Press.
Laura LeHew writes,
“As you know, Scott Landfield has been singular in his devotion to the literary world. Most of us already support Tsunami books as much as we can. So when we discussed our December read and Scott asked us to ask as many people as we know, to encourage them to come and buy books this December, it was an easy yes. Now we are asking you to encourage as many people as possible to attend this particular open mic/3rd Saturday reading series on 12/17. Please feel free to help get the word out, to support local businesses and the reading series:
“Poetry for the People, 3rd Saturday Reading Series, requests the pleasure of your company at the December release party of the anthology The Absence of Something Specified (a book which explores the variations on the theme of drought) and open mic in celebration, solidarity and appreciation of the hard work and dedication Tsunami Books has shown throughout the year in support of the literary community. Please come, read your work, listen to some poets, and purchase your holiday gifts. This event, as always, is free and open to the public but we would request you bring a plate of cookies to share in the celebration of the season. Thanks!”