Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
"Notes from the 422nd Annual Wraiths for Writing Conference"'s video poster
Play

An illustrated book detailing the author's otherworldly experiences at a literary conference for and by ghosts Read more

Nashville, TN Fiction
Share this project
37
backers
$2,356
pledged of $2,000 goal
0
seconds to go

Funded!

This project was successfully funded on April 5, 2014.

An illustrated book detailing the author's otherworldly experiences at a literary conference for and by ghosts

Nashville, TN Fiction
Share this project

About this project

The Story:

For the past year, "Notes from the 422nd Annual Wraiths for Writing Conference" has existed in the ethereal realm (of the internet).  What started as a bimonthly post on the Nashville Scene's arts blog, Country Life, is now ready to assume its physical form (as a book).

The "Notes" detail my imagined experiences at a literary conference hosted by and for ghosts.  Though very few non-ghosts are invited to enjoy the wide range of seminars, workshops, and presentations offered by the conference, I somehow score an invitation.  During a workshop on well-water scrying, I receive an ominous message and spend the rest of the week looking over my shoulder for signs of my doppelgänger.  The result is an intriguing work of fiction that weaves a gripping story of survival around an anthology of ghost stories.  

In a recent interview, I explained what it is about ghost stories that has always captivated me:

http://www.nashvillescene.com/countrylife/archives/2014/02/28/real-life-ghosts-edith-wharton-and-an-exhibition-scheduled-for-may-a-qanda-with-wraiths-for-writing-author-amelia-garretson-persans#readerComments

What the Money Goes to:

The money raised by this Kickstarter will finance the production of at least 100 copies of "Notes from the 422nd Annual Wraiths for Writing Conference," more if the goal is surpassed.  The 50-page book will be 6" by 9" and feature never before seen pen and ink illustrations.  The funds raised will also pay for materials to produce the rewards by hand (screens, ink, pins, etc.) and shipping costs.

Read It Here:

You can currently read all past installments of the story online via my Web site www.ameliagarretsonpersans.com under the "Wraiths for Writing Blog" heading, or you can just wait for the book to come out and read them all at once under the covers with a flashlight.

The Rewards:

(The following are mock-ups of the finished products.  Final designs and colors may alter slightly from these.)

Risks and challenges

When I first began compiling my writing and artwork into book format, I experienced many setbacks: formatting errors and prints not turning out how I expected were chief among them. Now that I've got several projects of this type under my belt, I feel much more like I know what I'm doing. I've found a great online printer and have learned to order a proof copy in advance of a bulk order, so I feel confident that the book will look great.

That said, I'm still very much an amateur screen printer. I love the medium and jump at any chance to use it and I've learned a lot from trial and error. As long as my supporters aren't overly irked by a slightly unregistered print, I feel that I can rise to the challenge of creating a successful run of 100 prints.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    0 backers

    A screen printed commemorative bookmark depicting three spooky bats' portraits. 2 layers, ~3.5" by 8." (Final colors may alter.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    0 backers

    A screen printed conference pin so you can pretend you went. 2.25" diameter. (Final design may alter slightly.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    0 backers

    A screen printed commemorative bookmark depicting three spooky bats' portraits. 2 layers, ~3.5" by 8"

    AND

    A screen printed conference pin so you can pretend you went. 2.25" diameter.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    5 backers

    The book! The book combines all past installments of the "Notes from the 422nd Annual Wraiths for Writing" series in one convenient location with new, snappy pen and ink illustrations. 6" by 9," ~50 pages.

    Your choice of either:

    A screen printed commemorative bookmark depicting three spooky bats' portraits. 2 layers, ~3.5" by 8."

    OR

    A screen printed conference pin so you can pretend you went. 2.25" diameter. (Final design may alter slightly.)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    6 backers

    The book! The book combines all past installments of the "Notes from the 422nd Annual Wraiths for Writing" series in one convenient location with new, snappy pen and ink illustrations. 6" by 9," ~50 pages.

    AND

    A screen printed commemorative bookmark depicting three spooky bats' portraits. 2 layers, ~3.5" by 8."

    AND ALSO

    A screen printed conference pin so you can pretend you went. 2.25" diameter.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    12 backers

    Everything from the $20 level (book, bookmark, pin)

    AND

    A limited edition, screen printed poster of the book cover in fun colors. 2-layers, ~14" by 20," limited to 100.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    6 backers

    2 sets of the $30 level. A savings of $10 for you and a pal!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    5 backers Limited (10 left of 15)

    Everything from the $30 level (book, bookmark, pin, poster)

    AND

    An original pen and ink drawing from the book. When the drawings are completed (end of March/early April) I will send jpegs of the options for you to choose from. First come, first serve!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    1 backer

    Everything from the $30 level (book, bookmark, pin, poster)

    AND

    An original short story based on a ghost story from your life.

    Goods delivered in May, story may take longer.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    Everything from the $30 level (book, bookmark, pin, poster)

    AND

    An oil painting portrait of you (or whoever you choose) with the eyeholes cut out so you can spy on people from the halls of your gothic castle.

    Goods delivered in May, painting will take 6 months to cure so plan on Fall 2014.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)