Please spread this far and wide -- courtesy of Genevieve Van Cleve, who is helping out with this year's individual donor campaign for NPS:
The National Poetry Slam is coming to Austin, Texas again this year. 400 poets will descend on our town like a bunch of fire breathing, beret-wearing dragons.
We can’t put on this show without you. Lend us your ears and give us your cash. We need you. Poets don’t slay mendacity and reveal the beauty of a quiet pond because they’re looking to get rich and forget you.
Philanthropy-- It’s not just a word spoken at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the ladies who lunch. It’s about supporting people and events that have something to offer, that give something to the community, that have something to say.
We’re looking for your help. A small donation. 5 bucks. One fancy beer, the “M” in your next “MOM” tattoo. 5 bucks. We need you!
What we’re attempting here is called viral fundraising. We’re hoping that you not only give, but tell your friends, who’ll tell their friends, and so on and so on…
We’re passing the hat. We’ve got a DONATION button on our Myspace page and website (http://www.austinslam.com/nps07/donate.php
Let’s do this thing together.
The Austin Slam Family