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10 March 2007

It's Amazing What $5 Can Do

Bakery's $5 Fundraiser!

Hello Bakery Friends,
We're working on making the Bakery webzine one of the best literary arts and culture publications on or off the net and we could really use your help. You know my dear friends I am all enthusiasm and fire, but these sadly, do not pay for the lights, the website, broadband and other services which help keep Bakery going and growing. Neither do they pay our wonderful and hard-working writers and so now I come to you; you who have been so encouraging and helpful to Bakery in the past and ask you once again to open your hearts (and your wallets) to give the Bakery a little boost.

Just $5

Five dollars is not a lot of money, nowadays it barely buys a gallon of gas. Five dollars is less than the cost of a movie ticket or an 'Extra Value' meal at a fast food joint. But, what if we multiply that by 600? With a $5 donation from 600 people Bakery can do an awful lot. If 600 generous souls give $5, the resulting windfall will pay Bakery's operating expenses for 3 months, allow the Bakery to reserve spaces for 3 writers to attend workshops given by The Writing Salon, including one taught by former US poet laureate Billy Collins and pay for editing, development and other expenses related to putting Single Servings in print! Giving a great start to the career of a wonderful new writer, and allowing Bakery to give other writers, painters, musicians, sculptors and poets opportunities for education, inspiration and career development. A glorious snowball effect that makes the Bakery's mission possible; to help create artists .

Give and Forward

So please go to our page on Fractured Atlas' (our fiscal sponsor's ) website and make a tax-deductible gift of $5, you can even give monthly! I know that a few of you rock stars out there would love to contribute regularly, well now you can set up an automatically recurring monthly gift. Whether or not you choose to give at this time, please help Bakery's mission by forwarding this message to 2 art lovers whom you know would like to be a part of helping a writer get into print. Come on let's start a tidal wave that will sweep a promising writer's book into bookstores and begin a cycle that will benefit artists for years to come!

Thank you all for your good wishes and unstinting support during the past few years. I can't wait to see what 2007 holds for you, for Bakery and for artists everywhere. Be well my my dear friends.

Warmly,

Maya Jewell
Founder, Bakery of the Poets
http://bakeryofthepoets.org
707.416.0868

Bakery of the Poets is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Bakery of the Poets maybe made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law