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Renowned and underground authors reading on camera? BAMWOOD! We have the authors. Now we need the camera. Thanks in advance. Yours truly, Pilot Books.
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Every month, authors from around the country (and Canada) converge on a special blue rug in Seattle. They come to read and occasionally to write at Pilot Books. They’re poets, novelists, flash fictionados, short storytellers, performance artists, playwrights, and more.

What they have in common is a love for small press and independent literature. We do, too, and we want to capture their diverse artistic angles on camera with the BAMWOOD video series.

But first, we need a camera.

What we have today is a 7-year-old point and shoot... or a camera phone. Not pretty.

What we're asking for is a NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens Handycam with a 16mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens and a tripod. Much better!

Pilot Books is a hyper-independent, small press bookshop with wall-to-wall carpet. All our events are free and open to the public. Besides booksellin', we host writing and reading groups, house a free lending library, and run a micro-residency program where authors get paid to write in the shop. Sound like fun? Read all about us.

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    One "telepoem" or "telefiction" episode of your choice. That means an author will dial your number, give personal thanks, and read you a poem or story over the phone. Interested? Check the list: http://tiny.cc/eevsc

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    Everything above, plus drawings that look like they were drawn by a six year old but were really drawn by us. Like an owl and flamingo on a motorcycle eating popcorn - watching BAMWOOD of course!

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    Everything above, plus a 6-month DVD subscription to BAMWOOD. Videos will be free online, but DVD compilations arrive at your doorstep and include special features, like author interviews and invincible dance moves.

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    Everything above, plus one BAMWOOD t-shirt and one BAMWOOD refrigerator magnet to go with the aforementioned drawings.

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    New! A full set of Canarium Books: Union! by Ish Klein, The Irrationalist by Suzanne Buffam, The Tangled Line by Tod Marshall, Flowers by Paul Killebrew, and The Waste Land and Other Poems by John Beer. Plus, get the publisher's translation of Ficticia by Maria Baranda.

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    Everything above, plus BAMWOOD author chapbooks with your DVDs. One chapbook a month for 6 months. That's a whole lotta words!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    The BAMWOOD release party is free, but the PEEPS pre-funk "poetry crawl" is for high rollers only. We'll roam Seattle together, visit authors in their homes, eat what they eat, drink what they drink, read poetry, listen to music, and eventually snowball into the BAMWOOD party for the grand finale. Contribute at least $150 for each PEEPS ticket, plus everything above.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Want to buy us the handycam? You get everything listed so far (including 2 PEEPS tickets), plus 50 free books and a Sears portrait-style photo on the wall at Pilot Books. Your beautiful face, framed for admiration.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    New! Everything above, plus a special contribution from poet Crystal Curry... A signed copy of her new book, "Our Chrome Arms of Gymnasium" (Slope Editions), for the next 5 eligible backers .

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