Dara Wier, limited edition YOU GOOD THING (hardback)
James Franco, Hollywood Dreaming
Jabari Asim, The Road to Freedom, Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington
Kelin Loe, These Are the Gloria Stories
Luke Bloomfield, Russian Novels
Richard Hoffman, Love & Fury: A Memoir
Emily Pettit, Goat in the Snow
Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series is on a mission to make poetry hip and trendy in popular culture for the holidays. We need your help. We believe that by investing in our future by providing youth in the Boston communities with books during the holiday, our tomorrows will be much brighter.
We are seeking your assistance to get the message out that #HipKidsRead on social media December 16th and 17th by tweeting, instagramming, and facebooking your favorite books to not only raise awareness about the importance of youth reading, but to also help us to promote our upcoming benefit raffle on December 20th at ROOM83 Spring, alternative art gallery, in Watertown, Mass.
In coordination with ReadBoston, Mayor Walsh’s early literacy program, 826 Boston, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth ages 6-18, and Grub Street’s Young Adult Writer’s Program, Mr. Hip Presents is hosting a fundraiser at our reading on December 20th in order to provide the youth involved with these educational literacy programs books for the upcoming holidays.
Raffle tickets are on sale for $5 and will be available at 12:00PM on December 12th up until 6:00PM on December 20th. Our winners will be released on our website and twitter account throughout the reading on the 20th. Raffle tickets can be purchased on the webpage: http://mrhippresents-raffle-event.eventbrite.com
Aside from experiencing the greatest feeling of donating just $5 of your hard earned money to create a culture of literate-hip youths, the prizes are also worthwhile. You’ll have to visit our website for a listing of all our raffle prizes; however, we have signed books from James Franco (actor, director, and poet), Dara Wier (poet and professor), Jabari Asim (professor and executive editor of the NAACP’s Crisis Magazine), and handmade jewelry from MACTAGGART JEWELRY (by poet Paige Taggart), and a few pieces of artwork from local artists.
To celebrate the evening, we will host a reading with poets January Gill O’Neil, Simeon Berry, Adam Fitzgerald (virtual), Cecily Iddings, and more with special musical guest and classical pianist, Kyle Aaron.
The best part of this fundraiser for the youth is that all can participate. Anybody can purchase a raffle ticket. You do not need to live in the Boston area to win a prize. If you aren’t financially able to donate, don’t forget to post your favorite book to social media using: #HipKidsRead beginning on Dec. 16th and finishing on December 17th. Let’s make it a trending topic shall we.
Send us your tweets, Facebook messages, or email us and we will make sure you’re able to give back to the young literary community throughout Boston.
For all of our information regarding the fundraiser, please visit: http://mrhippresents.com/benefit-raffle
Thanks and looking forward to your help for this valuable cause.
Creator | Mr. Hip Presents
Poets and Performers for the Raffle Event
January Gill O’Neil
Adam Fitzgerald (Virtually)
Kyle Aaron (Classical Pianist)
Mr. Hip Presents: Poetry Series
Date & Time: December 20, 2014 – 6:00 PM
Event Location: ROOM83 SPRING, 83 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
Admission: $10 or New / Barely Used Book Donation