October 3rd, 2013 / 11:00 am
Contests & Events

Win free books to celebrate three years of Flying Object. Also watch a pie video.

Y’all y’all y’all what if they made pumpkin spice American Spirits, I would shut down my self-governance, I would sit inside buying raffle tickets, like buying a million, and winning all the books. All the books? You can win the books. That’s real.

Flying Object is a wonderful place in Hadley, MA where lots of sweet things happen. They’re teaching young writers, they’re hosting residences, they’re throwing pies on faces.

They are three years old and they’re throwing another huge party and even if you can’t go, you can win an insane amount of books for a simple raffle ticket of $5. Remember last year? You maybe did this last year too and maybe won some great stuff. Buy a couple tickets. Shroud your luck in more luck. Support Flying Object! Win books! Smoke out of a pumpkin! Do at least three of these things!

Press release after the jump with embedded pie video.

October 18th, 7pm
Epic Raffle
Readings from Sampson Starkweather & Rachel B. Glaser
Performance by Ben Hersey
Special musical guest Potty Mouth
+ surprises, obviously.

This year we continue our tradition of hosting an epic raffle and anniversary fundraiser to celebrate the beginning of our new year. Maybe you remember that October 1st is the first day of the year? Well, we want to have more first days and we need your help to continue our work here of supporting artists and writers through programs like our Initiative for Young Writers, Factory Hollow Press, ResidencyX, workshops in poetry and creative writing, a one-of-a-kind public archive of independently published poetry, though regular features on our website, and of course as host to dozens of writers, presses, artists through our public events and exhibitions. Nearly every one of these programs is free and we’ll need your support to keep them that way. Check out our subscription, giving, and membership options (subscribers and members receive free entry and 6 complimentary raffle tickets) and of course. . . .

Buy a ticket to the anniversary! You’ll have a chance to win prizes donated from a whole lot of our very favorite publishers, organizations, and people … such as … Arrow as Aarow, Alice James Books, Badlands Unlimited, Belladonna, Birds LLC, Black Ocean, BOA Editions, Burning Deck, Canarium, Chemex, Coffee House Press, Content, Counterpath, The Cultural Society, Cuneiform, Edition Muta, Ellipsis Press, Europa Editions, Futurepoem, Green Lantern, Grove/Atlantic, Letter Machine, Lost Roads, Magic Helicopter, Marshall Teller Records, McSweeney’s, Mitzvah Press, New Directions, Nightboat Books, O’Clock, Octopus Books, Old Flame Records, Omnidawn, Perfect Lovers Press, Perugia Press, Propolis Press, Publishing Genius, Quale Press, Rescue Press, Sidebrow Books, Solid Objects, Siglio, The Song Cave, SpringGun, Subito, Talisman House, Tinfish, Tupelo, Wakefield, Wave Books, Wesleyan, Woodland Pattern, Wonder , YesYes Books


Whether you’re local and can attend in real life, or far away and only as an angel spirit presence, you can buy a ticket.


Here’s the pie video, sorry my voice is so loud:

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