CLARIFICATION: I initiated 2 projects at kickstarter. 1 is LIVE (and involves an interactive game through the mail)…and the one below is in the admin editing stage.
This project is about a STORY.
7/31 UPDATE! With some changes this may go through. I got some encouraging news from Kickstarter today!
7/27 UPDATE! Another twist. Today, Kickstarter declined this project on the grounds that it was “charity funding”. I have appealed because no funds will go to Little Free Library, but rather to my trip to share my essay about the organization.
HERE’S the STORY!
Months ago…I wanted to promote the amazing organization called Little FREE Library; so I submitted an essay for inclusion at the September STORY Conference in Chicago. It was accepted to be featured there. I was overjoyed.
Then our car died. So, no money for the trip to the conference. No way to tell the story of the Little Free Library movement face-to-face.
This Story needs a happy ending in just 20 KickStarter days when the Project launches there early next week. Crowd-sourcing can make the improbable become feasible. And BUZZ is ensuing!
Will it happen? How will the Story end?
Stay-tuned. And, pitch in if you can. They make it VERY easy over there at Kickstarter to make sure great Stories happen.
CHECK IT OUT!
Watch the video I made about it, check the details, learn the scoop on the rewards backers get, and please tell me what you think.
Aren’t you kinda curious?
The media’s been alerted, supporters are being rallied, and if we succeed in crowd-source funding, the entire Journey to STORY will be well-documented for all involved.
No twist, elation, disappointment, or irony will be left out:
• video footage,
• travel journal,
• and surprises are forthcoming.
Much gratitude and heavy doses of humor are imminent.
It’s more than a little ironical that I might not get to tell my Story at the STORY Conference, am I right? It’s an amazing Story.
I thank you for your love and devotion, dear friends and readers.
(Bloggers: Help the cause. Copy and paste this Story into your next post. Let me know, and I’ll drop by and field reply comments.)