I've been accepted to the Tin House Fiction Workshop. Woohoo, right?! Except that it will cost over $2000 to get me there.
But there is good news. I think you can help, and all you have to do is give me money for art. Simple, right?
I've set up an Indiegogo for this trip. I'm hawking my wares at a variety of price ranges. For the cost of a coffee and pastry, you could have a poem written especially for you sent to you by snail mail from Portland, where the workshop is being held. For less than a movie ticket, you can fall asleep to the sound of my voice nightly, listening to my poetry EP "Feed The Dead." For the price of a late-night pizza, you could receive an out-of-print chapbook from my archives. If you can part with $25, I'll send you a limited edition chapbook of the story that got me into the workshop in the first place, "Sleepwalk," available only through this funding campaign. For $50 I will paint you a ghost to haunt you until you are also a ghost. For $100, you can have a painted ghost, a postcard poem from Portland, and my "Feed The Dead" EP.
I will take whatever you are willing to spare. Even if I don't make my funding goal, you will still get prizes for your spare change. Give what you can. Let me love you through the mail!