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Arizona Gives Day is almost upon us, April 5-6, 2022 are the days focused on Arizonan's supporting their local non profits.
This year, Anthology asks for your support to execute on a number of literary initiatives, including:
The Mesa Book Festival. The Mesa Book Fesival is a one-day celebration of the literary arts featuring panels, discussions, readings, and independent authors and small publishers.
The Roadside Book Festival. An event supporting the Great Spirit Animal Sanctuary, this one day book festival brings the literary arts to northwest Arizona.
AZPoetryPedia.com. The only wiki built and updated to support Arizona's Poetry community past, present and future.
How to donate
The Boutique, Anthology's online transaction portal, allows to you makes donations and specify the program you would like to support. You can make a donatuon to Anthology, inc's general fund, or donate to cover any number of Anthology's costs and needs. And best of all, you can use Paypal or a credit card (via Square).
As an Arizona 501c3 non profit entity, your donations to Anthology, inc can be tax deductible. We always refer you to your tax specialist to be sure because everyone's tax situation is unique.
2022 is looking to be a VERY busy year for all at Anthology. With 2021 now behind us, we continue to encourage everyone to stay safe and work for the days when we can host our premier events once again. We have started planning for the new year, and have some great news to share:
Anthology is on Amazon Smile, and you can support our literary arts mission with a simple click. Your support helps us to bring great events like the Mesa Book Festival and Roadside Book Festival to fruition. Please consider using the link below to join today;
Planning Has Started
We are entering 2022 with alot of optimism and looking forward to both the Roadside Book Festival (September 10) and Mesa Book Festival (December 10). Be a part of that process today by reaching out to us through our Volunteer Portal.
New Events as Well
We have some plans for some new events as well, but we are not quite ready to spill the beans. So stay tuned to our site to get your new literary news first right here.
I thought it would be appropriate to share some updates on Anthology's 2021 plans. The pandemic has had a huge impact on our plans for obvious reasons, but we are far from silent. The pandemic, for all of it's challenges, has forced us to slow down and reassess what we are doing and how we are doing it. So, 2021 will be filled with alot of organization building to set the stage for 2022 and beyond.
There will not be a 2021 Cirque du Livre Writer's Conference. We'll look at 2022 this coming summer.
We have tentative dates for Roadside Book Festival (September) and Mesa Book Festival (December). Right now, we will continue pre-planning for both, with a keen eye towards the progress in combating the pandemic. March and April will be key months for determining the feasability of those events.
Copper State Poetry Slam
There were plans to resusitate this event, but the pandemic derailed those for 2020. We will look to 2021 to reorganize and relaunch that event.
Arizona Book Coalition
We are continuing work on the Arizona Book Coalition site. It is still very much in beta and we flesh out the social aspects and forumulate a plan for the future. Antholgy has created a special page for updates regarding the organization's response to the pandemic.
Arts Giving Day
Needed more than ever, we will carry forward with ArtsGivingDay 2021, with new images and updated verbiage by the end of January.
AZ PoetryPedia will carry forward as we continue to look to add librarians to continue adding tot he rescrource.
Stay tuned to the Anthology and ABC websites, as they will be wherev most of our information is shared to as it develops. As always, thank you for your support of Anthology.
- Bob Nelson, Executive Director, Anthology, Inc.
Giving Tuesday 2021 is right around the corner, and as a 501c3 Arizona non profit, you can support Anthology with a number of our initiatives, including donations to:
The Mesa Book Festival- a celebration of the literay arts in Mesa and the East Valley. December 2022.
The Roadside Book Festival- A Celebration of the literary arts in northeastern Arizona and a fundraiser for the Great Spirit Animal Sanctuary.
Give us a boost!
With a $30 donation to Anthology, you can help us boost our signal
Give the Arts their Own Due
Anthology champions ArtsGiving Day each May to build a donation awareness campaign for the arts. You can donate to Anthology to help promote thet effort.
Help Us Do More!
Anthology is always looking for opportunities to promote the literary arts, and you can give directly to our core fund to help us expand and grow!