Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Triple Canopy

Triple Canopy is running a Kickstarter campaign (now in its final week) to raise funds for 155 Freeman.  I quote:

About 155 Freeman and the Kickstarter campaign
This September, Triple Canopy will be opening a new arts-and-culture center at 155 Freeman Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with our friends Light Industry, a cinema, and The Public School, an open-source classroom with no curriculum. Together, our groups will organize performances, classes, artist talks, readings, panels, workshops, concerts, and weekly film screenings—all of which will be open to the public. We've signed a five-year lease, which means relying on the continued generosity of donors near and far—which is to say we're relying on you. We're currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our first year of programming. By contributing to our campaign, you can help us establish this truly alternative space and support the work of the many innovative artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and educators with whom we collaborate. 

This sounds terrific.  New York hates me, but this is the kind of thing that makes me wonder whether it would be so terrible, after all, to spend some time there.  If any New Yorkers are reading, they might want to send ten bucks along.


Satia said...

After reading your book, I sent my son a text and said, "Read this book." Then I sent my husband to buy a copy so I could send it to my son who, at the age of six, said, "I want to learn Japanese." Awww, isn't that cute? I patted him on the head and gave him some books on kana and a year later he started Japanese school at the third grade reading level. I should have known to take him more seriously. He taught himself to read at 3 and started memorizing things at a voracious rate. Not quite Ludo's level but when I described the novel to first one son and then the other they both realized why I am so eager to recommend it.

Now if only I could figure out how to get everyone I know to read it too . . .

The review goes "live" on the 11th. Perhaps the strangest review I've ever written. Nevertheless, it can't do your novel justice. You blew this reader away.

Helen DeWitt said...

That's very kind of you - and how splendid that your son taught himself the kana!

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be so terrible at all!