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Four undergraduate creative writing students are traveling from Indiana to Alabama to present their work, with readings and chapbooks.
Four undergraduate creative writing students are traveling from Indiana to Alabama to present their work, with readings and chapbooks.
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Four undergraduate students from Ball State University (Muncie, IN) will be attending The Slash Pine Poetry Festival in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as part of a Creative Writing Student Exchange program. During this trip, these students will gain first-hand experience reading at a literary festival, gain exposure to the literary festival environment, visit one of the top Creative Writing programs in the nation, and meet with accomplished writing professionals. Additionally, they will be able to share their chapbooks, broadsides, and videos of the readings with people. The money raised for this trip will help cover the costs of the trip not covered by the university.

The Students: To us, reading at the festival is the culmination of a creative project lasting several years: developing our craft of writing. The travel we will undertake will allow us to exhibit and share our work with a whole new audience through our readings, an audience we may otherwise never reach. Our trek will also bring a chapbook and videos to this unique audience. We are thrilled for such an opportunity, and with fundraising, we will be able to share our growth as writers via said chapbook, the videos, and the readings themselves. We hope you will consider our project, as this is an incredible, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime, opportunity.

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    A poem/story and email from one of the trip writers.

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    A signed chapbook, "This Is Way Bigger Than Skateboarding," featuring work from all four writers (from Stoked Press), in addition to a poem/story and email from a trip writer.

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    A poem/story written specifically for you from a trip writer, with your suggestions, in addition to a signed chapbook, "This Is Way Bigger Than Skateboarding," featuring work from all four writers (from Stoked Press).

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    Two broadsides from trip writers, in addition to a poem/story written specifically for you from a trip writer, with your suggestions, and a signed chapbook, "This Is Way Bigger Than Skateboarding," featuring work from all four writers (from Stoked Press).

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    All four broadsides, one from each trip writer and a poem/story written specifically for you by two of the trip writers, with your suggestions, in addition to a signed chapbook, "This Is Way Bigger Than Skateboarding," featuring work from all four writers (from Stoked Press).

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    A chapbook bundle (featuring Jeremy Bauer's The Jackalope Wars (out of print), Elysia Smith's chapbook, and all other Stoked Press releases), a poem/story written specifically for you by all of the trip writers (with your specifications), and a video of readings from the event, in addition to all four broadsides (one from each trip writer), and a signed chapbook, "This Is Way Bigger Than Skateboarding," featuring work from all four writers (from Stoked Press).

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    Every Stoked Press release for the next ten years, a poem/story written specifically for you by all of the trip writers (with your specifications), and a possible personal (live or video reading, depending on your location) featuring some or all of the trip writers, in addition to a chapbook bundle (featuring Jeremy Bauer's The Jackalope Wars (out of print), Elysia Smith's chapbook, and all other Stoked Press releases, among others), a video of readings from the event, all four broadsides (one from each trip writer), and a signed chapbook, "This Is Way Bigger Than Skateboarding," featuring work from all four writers (from Stoked Press).

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