Tara Atkinson, Willie Fitzgerald and Kellen Braddock, the writers who lead Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature (APRIL) hope to raise $2,000 on Kickstarter to fund a literary festival in celebration of small press and independent literature.
Here’s more about the project: “we’re planning several readings, social events, a chapbook making workshop, a competitive story-telling event (with drag queens!), an all-indie press book fair and much more. It’ll be more than a week (March 22 – 31; and yes, a festival named APRIL is taking place in March) of fantastic writing throughout Seattle — the literary festival our city has been waiting for for years.”
The money would be used to cover venue costs, flying readers into Seattle and a publicity campaign. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project. Here’s an interesting perk for potential donors: “If you pledge $35 or more, we’ll send your name to one of our favorite small press authors, who will write a short original composition with your name as its inspiration.”