Saturday, May 15, 2010

Small Press Traffic needs YOU

Dear Friends of Small Press Traffic--

As you know, Small Press Traffic has been supporting the innovative writing communities of the Bay Area for more than 35 years. Each year you are invited to enjoy the communal and theatrical pleasures of Poets Theater, to hear a diverse array of writers from the Bay and far beyond read and discuss their work. Now, to help us keep the poetry love and logos happening, we are inviting you to attend and/or make a donation of any size to SPT.

Here's the 411:

On Saturday, May 22nd, SPT is about to host a new, mysterious and exciting event: It's called Reliquarium and will feature an auction of reliquary objects representing the artistic DNA of the smart and famous. You'll be able to bid on UNIQUE items such as:

eyeglasses worn by JONATHAN LETHEM
a tear-stained handkerchief by LEMONY SNICKET
"treated" bound proof of All the Whiskey in Heaven: altered to a one-of-a-kind piece of art by CHARLES BERNSTEIN
a dream journal by JULIANA SPAHR
a skydiving outfit worn by BHANU KAPIL
a shadow box of used pill bottles by DONNA DE LA PERRIERE
a handwritten journal filled in at his grandmother's house by ANSELM BERRIGAN
Leg pendant from Catedral Metropolitana de la Asuncia de Mara in Mexico City worn around after FRANK SHERLOCK's 2007 emergency knee surgery, due to meningitis
the totally un-authenticated upper third molar tooth of GERTRUDE STEIN


PLUS: Kit Robinson's band Bahia Son will be playing Latin Jazz, Salsa and Cuban son!

The Reliquarium will take place at 5:30pm on Saturday, May 22nd at the:

Graduate Writing Studio
195 deHaro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

The entrance fee of $20 includes beverages and nibbles graciously provided by ThirstyBear Brewing Company.

Do you live too far away to make the event? Is your social calendar already full? You can STILL help keep SPT afloat.

On of our Board members, Gloria Frym is pledging a matching grant of up to $500. So if you buy a ticket or make a donation as a result of this message, write GF on your check, she'll match the amount, up to $500. Each $ you donate means $2 to Small Press Traffic!

Please address checks to:
Small Press Traffic
California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

OR: just visit PAYPAL at and make a secure and easy contribution. First, you'll need to take one minute to set up a secure PayPal account if you don't already have one. Then, log into your paypal account and select the "send money" tab and put in the "TO" recipient field and make a contribution in any amount. To indicate that you are contributing based on this email, you can include "RTM" in the note field.

No contribution is too small. Really!


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