- Writers Retreat
- Writers in School
- OUR SUPPORTERS
Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 6:30 pm
Location: Hi Art! 227 West 29th Street, 4th Floor (between 7th & 8th) New York, NY 10001
The Belladonna* Benefit will showcase a performance by Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye, live auction by renowned auctioneer Erin Ward of Star Benefit Auctions with special assistant Amy King, and a dance performance by the A.O. Movement Collective.
The Auction and the Benefit will support Belladonna*s 2012 season of publications and events, which share a theme of caring for the material realities of poets, viewing a publishing project holistically. We’re referring to 2012 as The Year of Material Lives, and we plan to host combination readings/dinners with ample time set aside to discuss the economic and social concerns of writers, artists, publishers, and other creators. Moreover, in addition to continuing our commemorative chaplet series, we hope to publish five full-length books of hybrid and experimental work in the coming year including new work by Julie Patton, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, and Tonya Foster.
At the auction, we are hoping to earn the funds to complete our budget for 2012. This year we’ve been fortunate to be the recipient of funds from both NYSCA and The O Books Fund, but we still have work to do to make our goals a reality! Part of our benefit proceeds will also support honoraria for our wonderful interns.
The Belladonna* mission is to promote the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable and dangerous with language. Belladonna* has featured over 150 writers of wildly diverse age and origin, writers who work in conversation and collaboration in and between multiple forms, languages, and critical fields. As performance and as printed text, the work collects, gathers over time and space, and forms a conversation about the feminist avant-garde, what it is, and how it comes to be.
preview of auction items: http://www.belladonnaseries.org/benefit.html
buy tickets: http://www.belladonnaseries.org/index.html