Still haven’t bought a ticket to our joint benefit with MoCADA this Thursday?

If the readings by acclaimed writers Cathy Park Hong, Kiese Laymon, Mahogany Browne, and Saeed Jones, the installation by artist Shantell Martin, and being among the first to get your copy of Apogee Issue 3, isn’t motivation enough, then check out our silent auction items.  (Oh, and if you have bought your ticket, maybe you should start thinking strategically about how to have your name last on the list when the auction closes…)

Silent Auction Items:

GOTHAM WRITERS WORKSHOP ONE DAY WRITING INTENSIVE

Admission to a One- Day Intensive with Gotham Writers Workshop, New York City’s leading private creative writing school. Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a genre of writing of your choice. Ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course.
Value, $150 each (2 for auction)

ENTRANCE FOR TWO TO THE NEW YORK WRITERS’ COALITION WRITE-A-THON
Two tickets to the New York Writers’ Coalition Write-A-Thon, New York City’s most popular marathon writing event, to be held on November 1st 2014.
Value, $300

THE DEVIL IN SILVER AND BIG MACHINE, BY VICTOR LaVALLE
Signed, hard cover editions of two novels by acclaimed fiction writer Victor LaValle.
Value, $50

TASCHEN BOOK OF DIEGO RIVERA’S MURALS
Full color, hard cover edition of Diego Rivera’s complete murals, as well as paintings, photos, documents, and drawings, including large-scale details of the murals. From the premier publisher of Art, Design and Photography books, TASCHEN. 674 pages.
Value, $200

RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a featured artist of Apogee Issue Three, and her images appear on the front and back covers of the issue. Up for auction is a 16×20 black archival frame, with a 11×14 matte for an 11×14 black-and-white photograph. Study for Muses: Mahogany & Billie, 2011.

BOOK CULTURE GIFT BAG
Gift bag from Uptown Manhattan’s favorite independent book store. Includes a $25 gift certificate and a Book Culture mug.
Value, $40

7. SIX MONTH MEMBERSHIP TO WRITERS’ STUDIO AT CENTER FOR FICTION
Six month basic membership to the Workspace for Writers at the Center for Fiction, West 47th Street, Manhattan. The writing studio is located in a beautiful, sky-lit space on the top floor of the center, and offers each writer a desk, a personal locker, an up-to-date reference library, lounge area, comfortable chairs, electrical outlets, WiFi, wireless printer access, and a kitchenette/refreshment room stocked with coffee, water and candy. Basic membership entails access to a collection of 85,000 fiction titles as well as discounts on writing classes, events, and bookstore items, and full access to the writing space Monday to Friday, 9am to midnight.
Value, $660

8. PORTFOLIO OF THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS BROADSIDES
Twelve letterpress broadsides, each representing the work of an individual poet who gave a reading at The Center for Book Arts in New York City in 2012, enclosed in an artistic portfolio.  Included are works by printers James Walsh, Joshua Beckman, Barbara Henry, Roni Gross, Richard O’Russa, Amber McMillan, Anna Paula Cordeiro, Meg Quarton, Sarah Mottaghinejad, and poets Joshua Beckman, Mary Ruefle, Jen Bervin, Joseph Donahue, Caroline Knox, Cecilia Vicuna, Elizabeth Willis, James Walsh, Julie Patton, Simon Pettet, Lewis Warsh, and Michael O’Brien. Top opening portfolio, featuring a red flap and brown sides with an orange stripe on each.
Value, $500

Buy your tickets now!

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