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The SLOW READ is a literary/art project honoring the 100-year anniversary of the publication of Willa Cather's novel, "My Ántonia".
80 backers pledged $7,879 to help bring this project to life.

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    Postcard

    Receive a postcard in the mail with a personal thank you.

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    Bookmark

    Mark your progress through your copy of Cather’s novel with a letterpress-printed SLOW READ bookmark

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    Commemorative pencils

    Receive 3 commemorative pencils and a thank you postcard.

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    Commemorative notebook and pencil

    Receive a small hand-sewn notebook with a commemorative pencil.

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    Limited Edition Catalog "A Close Read"

    Receive a copy of the limited edition catalog “A Close Read” which documents 3 projects based on Cather's novel. Includes thank you postcard and your name on website.

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    "My Ántonia" with printed dust jacket

    Hard cover copy of “My Ántonia” (new or used) with letterpress-printed commemorative dust jacket. Includes bookmark, thank you postcard and your name on website.

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    "Close Read" catalog + dust jacket/novel

    Receive a copy of both the “A Close Read” catalog and a hard cover copy of “My Ántonia” (new or used) with letterpress-printed commemorative dust jacket, bookmark, thank you postcard and your name on website.

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    Special packet of over-run materials

    Receive a packet of imited edition over-run pages from the hand-printed artist book project “Mining My Ántonia”, thank you postcard and your name on website

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    Commemorative broadside

    You will receive a limited edition hand-printed broadside/poster, bookmark, postcard and your name on website.

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    Sponsor THE SLOW READ for one week

    Sponsor one week of The SLOW READ! Your name will appear as part of the daily rotation of pages everywhere the SLOW READ is playing. Includes a limited edition hand printed broadside, copy of “A Close Read” catalog, bookmark, thank you postcard and your name (also) on website.

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    Sponsor The SLOW READ for a month

    Sponsor one month of The SLOW READ! Your name will appear as part of the daily rotation of pages everywhere the SLOW READ is playing. Includes a limited edition hand printed broadside, “A Close Read” catalog + copy of the map etching from “Mining My Antonia”, bookmark, thank you postcard and your name (also) on website.

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    Sponsor The SLOW READ for entire summer

    Sponsor one week of The SLOW READ! Your name will appear as part of the daily rotation of pages everywhere the SLOW READ is playing. Includes a package of hand-printed limited edition ephemera from “Mining My Ántonia”, a copy of the limited edition broadside, copy of “A Close Read” catalog, a hard cover copy of the novel with letterpress printed commemorative dust jacket, thank you postcard and your name (also) on website.

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