This past Sunday The Head & The Hand Press had the privilege of presenting at the Philly STAKE dinner. Philly STAKE is a crowdsourcing event where some of the finest food in Philly and presentations of ten compelling city-wide projects are served up to attendees for just $20. At the end of dinner, the audience votes on the top prize that should get the money collected at the door (it’s actually handed over in a sack with a bog dollar sign on it).
Unfortunately, The Head & The Hand didn’t win. But we were really excited about the South Philly Arboretum winning the money. They’re a great project that is beautifying Philly for free, and should get as much support as they can along the way. But the night wasn’t about winning. It was about getting out there and meeting our peers doing the 9 other amazing projects (we love those Sky Sisters and their alien ways), and getting the word out to a bunch of good people about what we’re doing.
The project we presented was to build out our workshop. We are looking to create a Pop-Up Shop on one of Philly’s revitalizing corridors where writers can work with our editors directly to produce works of fiction and non-fiction of both stories and prose. We also want to create a space where writers can meet and share ideas and take in the creative energy. Although this is just a diorama, this is what we had in mind-
Sadly enough there won’t be any of the stuffed furry creatures seen in the chairs. But we will create a space where we can find some great stories by interesting do-ers in our society and craft those stories into great books. This project will be part of the kickstarter campaign we will be launching in the not too distant future. But until then, we wanted to say thanks to STAKE for putting on such a great event and giving us the space to share our vision. It’s a vision that will be seen, one of these days.