Help a Sister Out!
Leigh Stein, author of the chapbooks Summer in Paris, How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance, and Least Inhabited Island II, is awesome. http://leighstein.blogspot.com/ She's also obsessed with puppets! And putting poets voices inside them. Leigh is asking for your help. Not because she’s insane, silly. Because she wants to buy a FlipCam so she can bring puppets to AWP in Denver as a part of Poets and Puppets! http://poetsandpuppets.blogspot.com/ Leigh writes: For those of you who were at AWP last year, I might have asked you to record a puppet video with Bernadette or another special friend. This year I am asking for your sponsorship. If you like poetry, if you like puppetry, if you like fun, hell, if you like me, please consider helping me purchase a Flip Cam so I can bring puppets to Denver, and in return you will be handsomely rewarded in heaven and also here on earth: For $5, I will record a video of a puppet of my choosing reading a poem of your choosing For $10, I will make a puppet that resembles you or a loved one and this puppet will ride in my suitcase and join my cast of characters (please send reference photos to leighstein (at) gmail). Such a steal! Leigh’s project is 92 percent funded so far. She just needs a few more sponsors. So go to Leigh’s blog and sponsor a puppet. And if you’re at AWP, be sure to stop by TABLE X to make your own movie at AWP. I confirmed this with Leigh: “ANYONE can make a movie with me at AWP, whether I know them or not, whether they gave me $ or not.” But still, even better to sponsor a little puppet of your own and get to know Leigh, don't you think? The puppet recordings will be happening at Table X at AWP. April 8, 2010 from 12 - 2pm April 9, 2010 from 12 - 2pm Good luck, Leigh. Good luck, Poets and Puppets.