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Help Keep Flying Object Flying via Their Epic Raffle

By Harriet Staff

Flying Object is a wonderful, community-oriented space. And they're about to turn three! This means it's time for their Epic Raffle, which will bring together a host of good folks, "with very special guest performances, readings, and fortune telling by CA Conrad, Dorothea Lasky, and Ben Hersey while raising capital to keep Flying Object aloft. And you don't even need to be there in person to be a part of the raffle!"

Here are some deets from their website:

October 1st is our true anniversary but this year we’re going to celebrate on the 13th of October because we feel like it. It’s going to be a night of eating and drinking, raffling off a ton of exciting stuff, celebrating the hope at the heart of Flying Object, and being entertained by a few very special guest performances, readings, and fortune telling by CA Conrad, Dorothea Lasky, and Ben Hersey!

We’re also going to try and raise a little bit of capital. Because without it we wouldn’t be able to continue our work and keep our doors open—literally!—it costs a lot just to pay for the basics like utilities, office supplies, and a website. But with a little help from you we’ll be able to devote more of our time and resources to supporting this remarkable community with our workshops, exhibitions, performances, publications, and of course, little bookshop. Actually, you know what, we’d like to raise a lot of capital! Here’s how you can help with that:

Buy a ticket to the anniversary!

Whether you’re local and can attend in real life, or far away and only in spirit, you can buy a ticket. Here’s how:

$5.00 gets you admission + 6 raffle tickets

$10.00 gets you admission + 20 raffle tickets

$20.00 gets you admission + 40 raffle tickets

Anything over $20.00 will be considered a fully tax-deductible donation to Flying Object (i.e. $35.00 would equal admission for you, 40 raffle tickets, and a $15.00 tax-deductible donation)

Attendants-in-spirit will have their raffle tickets evenly distributed (as best as our volunteers can) amongst the various prizes. If you win and are out of town, we’ll ship you your prize. Please consider that shipping will cost significantly more than $5.00 for most of our prizes and the whole point of this thing is to help out Flying Object. That is to say—we hope you’d be willing to pay for shipping if you win!

Here’s the list of the INCREDIBLY generous presses, people, organizations, and local businesses that have donated items to be raffled:

Sponsored by and with prizes from: 1913, 2-UP, 2HB, Action Books, Agnes Fox, Ahsahta, Alice James Books, Amherst Books, Amherst Cinema, Anchorite Press, Birds LLC, Black Ocean Books, Burning Deck, Cabinet Magazine, Canarium Press, Chelsea Editions, Coach House Books, Coconut Books, Coffee House Press, Content, Cuneiform Press, Denver Quarterly, Dexter Sinister, DoubleCross Press, Elk Books, Europa Editions, Factory Hollow Press, FC2, Flood Editions, Flying Guillotine, Forklift Ohio, Four Way Books, Futurepoem, Green Lantern Press, Greying Ghost Press, Grove/Atlantic, Hungry Ghost Bakery, Jackson & Connor, Jubilat, Kat Ran Press, Knopf/Everyman’s Library, Lay Flat, MASS MoCA, McSweeney’s, Mud Luscious Press, Noemi Press, O-Blek, O’Clock Press, Octopus Books, Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, Owl Press, Pale Circus, PEN America, Propolis Press, Publishing Genius, Rescue Press, River Valley Market, Sarabande, Siglio Press, Slope Editions, Small Anchor Press, Sona Books, Spork Press, Tarpaulin Sky, Telephone, Thames & Hudson, The Caseroom Press, The Claw Foot Tub, The Physiocrats, The Sienese Shredder, Springtide Press, Tibor de Nagy, Twin Palms Publishing, Typecast Publishing/The Lumberyard, Ugly Duckling Presse, Unit Editions, University of Chicago Press, University of Iowa Press, Visual Editions, Wakefield Books, Wave Books, Wesleyan University Press, Wonder

What are you waiting for? Head over there on the 13th, or enter the raffle (or simply donate) via PayPal! Go!

Originally Published: October 4th, 2012