Support Flor De Nopal Literary Festival 2013/ Red Salmon Arts SOY Indiegogo! Campaign
Please help support the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival as we complete our third year of offering quality diverse literary programming! Since 2011, we’ve featured more than 40 poets and writers from across the U.S. and offered over 21 free writing workshops.
My name is ire’ne lara silva. My brother and I are the co-coordinators for the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival. Our dream has been to open up a space for the creation of new literary/writing/creative communities. In the past few years, we have seen these communities take root and grow. For the future, we imagine strengthening and expanding what we have already begun.
The Flor de Nopal Literary Festival’s mission is to promote the literary work of emerging and established Mexican-American/Latin@ poets and writers, to create and nourish ties between Mexican-American/Latin@ writers and writers of other
races and ethnicities, and to offer writing workshops not only of interest to other
writers but to diverse communities.
Unfortunately, this year, many of our funding sources suffered budgetary cuts and we have not been able to raise the funds we need to complete our 2013 programming.
Currently, we need to raise a total of $2000 for Flor De Nopal and for Red Salmon Arts’ SOY (Save Our Youth) Program…Red Salmon Arts was founded by the late poet raul r. salinas and is the non-profit umbrella for Flor De Nopal.
Red Salmon Arts/Save Our Youth (SOY)
Red Salmon Arts sponsors literary projects like Save Our Youth (SOY), one of the first in Austin to work with youth correctional facilities. By emphasizing cultural knowledge and pride, SOY seeks to empower “hard to reach” young people and redirects their negative activities into positive and reactive outlets through participation in workshops focusing on culture, arts, and literacy. SOY workshop facilitators conduct extensive creative writing clinics in national/local schools and juvenile justice facilities. These workshops help participants build self-esteem
and develop verbal/written communication and conflict resolution.
$1100 to fund honoraria for the writers which will be featured on December 6, 2013. Many of these writers have already been involved with Flor De Nopal by offering free writing workshops to the community.
$200 to cover costs of gifts + shipping/handling for donors.
$700 to fund Red Salmon Arts as it re-launches its efforts with the SOY (Save Our Youth) Program.
Any funds raised over the target amount will benefit Red Salmon Arts/SOY Program. If we do not reach our target amount, honoraria, gifts, and RSA/SOY’s funding will be proportionately reduced. (For example, if we raise only $1000, $550 will go to honoraria, $100 to gifts, and $350 to RSA/SOY).
All donations are tax-deductible contributions. All donations made during this campaign are tax-deductible for 2013. Please be aware that if you choose to accept a gift, the monetary value of your tax-deduction will be reduced by the dollar value of the gift. (For example, if you donate $100 and accept a signed book, then your tax-deductible contribution is $85.) Gifts for contributors include signed copies of books by Daniel Chacon, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and ire’ne lara silva.