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William Dewey's third novel is the first major publication for maybeparade press. We are seeking funding for printing and promotions.

Launch a Book Tour! Inaugurate a Press! Perpetuate Art!

A word from the author:

"Writing is such a solitary endeavor. Even with a book as short as Homeland, I end up spending the greater part of many days alone with my thoughts. Which isn’t a bad thing, necessarily, but I enjoy public events for that rare opportunity to interact with readers in an entirely different way, to be in the same room as they are when they’re reacting to the story. I’m grateful to the folks at maybeparade for working so hard to make those sorts of interaction possible." -William Dewey, man of letters


A word about the press:
We are an independent press in Portland, OR. Prior to conceptualizing maybeparade, I had long harbored the desire to initiate a forum in which those around me could explore and share their talents as writers, artists, crafters, musicians — with the full creative freedom that fuels the perpetuation of original ideas.

The Homeland of Pure Joy, maybeparade’s first official publication, has given all involved such an opportunity. From the moment William Dewey shared the manuscript of his third novel, maybeparade has grown into a community of able-handed and multi-talented individuals. We are now entering into the production phase and will be printing and binding the books locally. Thus, it is with great enthusiasm that we hope to bring our community to yours and open up the celebration of maybeparade’s official inauguration with a book launch and regional book tour.

And what we're up to:

We will be able to host William Dewey for a regional tour of the Pacific Northwest with your support of this Kickstarter campaign. After the launch in Portland, we will host reading events in Olympia and Seattle. Maybeparade will then be able to represent with a reading in Mr. Dewey’s hometown of Denver, CO. In return we’d like to share with you, at all levels of giving, some of the craft that drives and inspires us! And, we hope you will join us in continuing to support local arts and artists!  We'd love to see you on May 2nd in Portland or at a reading nearby! -Clare Sabatini,  maybeparade founder

All donors will have the option to pick up their books, blank postcards, art, and sculptures in person at one of the tour’s locales in Portland, Olympia, Seattle, or Denver.

We will post regular updates on the book’s progress leading up to the May 2nd launch at Portland's Beech Street Parlor.  Please help us spread the word by sharing this with your friends!

Take a look at our website, maybeparade.com
You could also learn more about Mr. Dewey at williamdewey.com.

Video Credits:
Shooting and editing - Joel Sunderland
Content - Chris Sabatini/ 8.5x11 Comics
Music - Curb Your Dog

Reward Credits:
Courtney: woodiiblog.blogspot.com
Azad: azadsadjadi.wordpress.com
Jenn: theoilrainbows.wordpress.com
Jason: Utmost Authority (formerly an informed source)
Chris: thelocalconstabulary.wordpress.com

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    Band Booster: We’re glad to have you join us! You will receive an artful postcard inspired by the novel with a personalized note of heartfelt gratitude and a joke of the crew’s choosing as well as an interpretation of the novel in the form of a mini-comic by Chris. In addition, you will receive a personalized invitation to the May 2nd launch party in Portland, OR, imploring you to join us for the celebration.

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    Fife Corps: Your interest in our book launch means a lot to us! You will receive the above comic and launch invitation as well as a pack of four blank postcards inspired by the novel, featuring the art of talented friends Azad, Jenn, Courtney, and Chris.

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    Color Guard: We are touched by your excitement about us! You will receive all of the above plus a paperback copy of the novel, signed by William Dewey himself and with an illustration by the author of the author riding the animal/engaged in the athletic activity of your choosing. (A $3000 value!)

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    Section Leader: Your enthusiasm indubitably warms us! You will receive all of the above plus your choice of one original art piece. (Subject to availability — we will keep you updated as these are claimed!) These will be on first come/first served basis, with a choice of (1) pen & ink drawing of New Zealand flora by Courtney at Woodii (limited to 1), (2) pen & ink drawing of Wellington, NZ architecture by Chris (limited to 5), (3) mixed-media paintings by Jenn, inspired by the cover of the Homeland New Zealand release (limited to 5), (4) exquisite corpse drawn or embroidered (please specify) by members of the maybeparade crew (no limit), (4) a screenprint of the maybeparade tightrope walker on an article of clothing/piece of fabric of your choosing (within reason) (no limit)

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    Drum Major: We are proud to have you stand by us! You will receive all of the gifts from the $25 level plus a deluxe, hand-bound, signed edition of The Homeland of Pure Joy for your distinguished home library. We will also include an embroidered exquisite corpse and a screenprint of the maybeparade tightrope walker, created with you in mind, by the very hands of the maybeparade crew!

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    Drum Major: Wethinks we are marching to the beat of the same drum! The first 3 to donate $100 or more dollars will receive all of the gifts from the $25 level plus a clay sculpture of a The Homeland of Pure Joy book, hand-crafted by Jason of Libertytown Art Studio in Fredericksburg VA.

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    Band Director: Friend(s) of small and earnest presses, we salute you! You will receive all of the gifts above (the original art and clay books are subject to availability, so commit early!!), plus William Dewey will travel with a bottle of fine single malt Scotch whiskey of his choosing (you will not be disappointed) to the city of your choosing (within the continental US, or maybe New Zealand) for a personal reading. NOT ONLY THAT BUT you will also receive 20 signed copies of The Homeland of Pure Joy to enjoy as you see fit!

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    Parade’s in Your Honor!: (maybeparade party pack!) We will no doubt enjoy each other’s company immensely! As such, not only will you receive all of the gifts above (the original art and clay books are subject to availability, so commit early!!), but members of the maybeparade crew will travel to the city of your choosing (within the continental U.S.) for an evening of dining (hoo boy, can we cook!), parlor games (“Celebrity,” anyone?), two bottles of single malt Scotch whiskey of the author’s choosing, and 200 signed copies of The Homeland of Pure Joy! That's a whole print run, just for you!

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