Dear backers and friends,
I hope you had a wonderful holiday, and that you all enjoyed the magazine!
Over the past week or so, we have prepared and sent the final kickstarter rewards, so now 100% of the rewards have been mailed. If you did not receive yours yet, not to worry, the last of the gifts should arrive within the next week. I had to print some more totebags! The process of packaging and mailing all your gifts has been humbling, given all the work it takes just to create a magazine. What's most enjoyable about sending out at all the totebags and posters is looking at the home addresses, places and people as far away as Japan and as close to a few blocks away from my home that have received a copy of Catamaran. It's a testament to the power of this relatable yet unique magazine for creativity.
If you had a chance to finish your Catamaran magazine over the holiday season, we ask that you correspond and provide feedback to our inaugural issue. Having a critical conversation with our readers and subscribers is important as we move on to Issue 2. We are busy designing the second issue right now! It is filled with surprising new writing and art. Hard to believe another issue has already come together. We are hoping, praying, to print Issue 2 very soon in early February. If you loved the first issue, please consider subscribing to get the next issue!
We've designed a whole new look and feel to the website with our readers in mind. You can go there to subscribe at www.catamaranliteraryreader.com and click on the subscribe/donate tab. We'd love to have your support again to keep us going!
A few things to check out in the meantime while you are waiting for the release of our second issue...
Catherine Segurson joins Catamaran contributing poet Brynn Saito on the Dennis Morton Poetry Hour, KUSP Radio 88.9 FM. Listen to the archived show: http://blogs.kusp.org/poetryshow/2012/12/17/catamaran-is-launched/
Listen to the full 32 minute conversation between T.C. Boyle and Dan White in a video interview. Watch it here: http://vimeo.com/48118355
Catamaran editors give a panel discussion on storytelling at the Tannery Arts Center. Watch the live video here: http://www.livestream.com/tannerylectureseries/video?clipId=pla_c73b923b-9d52-429b-a8fb-913b5c720367
The 3 minute Catamaran printing highlight reel created by Scott Cervine's Movies from the Heart: http://vimeo.com/52612883