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The Studio One Reading Series 10-year anniversary chapbook, published by speCt! books in Oakland, CA.
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We are raising money to fund the publication of a chapbook to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Studio One Reading Seriesin Oakland, CA.  The chapbook will be printed by speCt! books, and will showcase the work of former Studio One Reading Series participants. More than anything else, this project is a celebration of community and it's aim is to honor and give lasting, physical space to the voices that have made the series possible. 

More information about the Studio One Reading Series:

The Studio One Reading Series is a free literary event that runs on the first Friday of every month, from September through June, from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm. The series attracts critically acclaimed writers from the Bay Area and across the country and invites them to share their work with the East Bay community. 

The Studio One Reading Series contributes to the rich cultural and literary life of the East Bay by providing the community with access to the best writers in the country, while also promoting the work of established and emerging writers, artists, and musicians in the Bay Area. Every event is free and open to the public. The series is hosted byStudio One Art Center, the only studio arts center run by the City of Oakland. Studio One Art Center has fiscal sponsorship through the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation. 

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Our fundraising goal of $750 will cover costs for printing and shipping supplies, as well as for the labor, love, care, and skill it takes to produce a book by letterpress.

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    Donate $20 to the project and receive a copy of the Studio One Reading Series 10-year anniversary chapbook, printed by speCt! books. We'll mail the chapbook to your home address for no additional cost (that's why it says no shipping option below-- so that you're not charged any extra!) or you can pick-up your copy at a Studio One reading.

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