Aging But Dangerous women read!  A number of them are also published authors or working on books!  Jean Ketcham, our CEO, recently met with Steph Opitz Lanford and learned about her effort to support writers with a major event in May 2019.  Jean wanted to support this event by introducing it to our friends and family.  Lanford has launched a Kickstarter for funding this and the following outlines more details and how you can be a part of supporting this.  Enjoy!!

Huge thank you to those of you that have already supported the Wordplay Kickstarter, we’re 40% towards our goal thanks to you! And, if you haven’t yet supported, but are meaning to: now is the time! 
 

Wordplay is a book festival for everyone that I’m putting on next May. We hope it will draw in 10,000 friends from far and wide. I believe more than ever that everyone needs a safe place to hear, tell, and learn about the stories of our neighbors.

Now is the time to create inspiring spaces for every person from every background to feel like they have something to give because OUR STORIES MATTER.

 
To get all the way there please spread the word on your social medias, your emails, tell your book club, tell your parents, tell your neighbor: let’s build this book fest!*
 
And don’t forget to check out some of the recently added perks you can opt for (don’t worry the fanny pack is still there!)— Curtis Sittenfeld will name a character for or after you in her next book; a beautifully printed monthly calendar with writing prompts from 12 different authors (NYT best-selling author Sloane Crosley! Pulitzer Prize-winning Gregory Pardlo! author and creator of The Leftovers Tom Perrotta!); a pep talk from award-winning author and prison reform activist Mitchell JacksonRumaan Alam will bake you banana bread and ship it with a signed copy of his latest book Not That Kind of Mother—and help me build this book festival.
 
Endless thanks,
Steph
 

*EXAMPLE 1:

WORDPLAY is a book festival from the Loft Literary Center, coming to Minneapolis in May 2019. I can’t wait for the largest party for words that the Midwest has ever seen! Help the Loft make it happen and give your gift today! http://bit.ly/WORDPLAY2019 #LoftWordplay
 

EXAMPLE 2:

I’m excited for #LoftWordplay because stories have the power to connect us all. Join the party by giving to the Loft’s Kickstarter today! http://bit.ly/WORDPLAY2019

EXAMPLE 3:

I’m excited for #LoftWordplay because the Midwest deserves a book party as vibrant as our many communities! Join the party! Give to the Loft’s Kickstarter today and make it happen. http://bit.ly/WORDPLAY2019

EXAMPLE 4:

I’m excited for #LoftWordplay because I can’t wait to see my favorite authors in my favorite city. Join the party! Give to the Loft’s Kickstarter today and help throw the Midwest’s largest party for books! http://bit.ly/WORDPLAY2019

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