"Expand the Madness o' the Swirl World"

$1,645 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 62 months
This year, the Mad Swirl staff got together to list some projects we want to do to extend the Mad radius of the Swirl. We feel its current pulling and compelling us to do more. Here are just a few of the projects we'd like to accomplish:

Publish print anthologies of Mad Swirl poetry, short stories, and art: Our online presence is great and dynamic, but we want to publish something in hard copy, too; one every year. Sometimes it's nice to hold a book in one's hand, isn't it?

Release a Web 2.0 of the MadSwirl.com: We want to make our site more interactive, make it easier for all Swirlers to make comments and have creative chats about all of the mad poetry, short stories, and art that our mad poets, writers, and artists bring to the Swirl. We will have editor's Forums for interaction between our editors and all Mad Swirlers. We could do a lot more with a more open architecture. Interested?

"¢ Swirl-A-Bout: We have held live events, beside our monthly open mic at the Absinthe Lounge, here in Dallas. We would like to have more of these AND take them on the road. We are currently planning execution of a new concept: This August 2014, Mad Swirl will attend the 3rd Annual International Poetry Festival in Fermoy, Ireland. We intend to create a documentary about this experience; seeking the heart of poetry in the facilitators, participants and spectators of the Fermoy Festival. This will be the first of many documentaries to record such experiences in a format that can be shared with Mad Swirlers around the world. How cool is that?

Webcast Mad Swirl Open Mics: We would like to share our monthly open mic (and other special Mad Swirl features) with Swirlers worldwide. With the right equipment, we can make that happen through a medium like Ustream for all to "tune in" at no charge to you. Sound good?

To date, we at Mad Swirl have funded all of our projects we have accomplished from our personal finances, including our dot com. To accomplish the projects listed above and possibly more, we need help from other Mad lovers of all things Swirlish. Won't you help us out? Give what you can and we will move to accomplish as much of the above as your donations support.

Your Mad Swirl Crew
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For those who gave at the Cassady & Kerouac level will be receiving a Mad Swirl commemorative poster. Here's whatcha will be gettin' soon-ish!
Mad Swirl Posters, hot off the presses!!
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As always, our deepest gratitudes for all the generous support we've received from this campaign. Just to keep you posted of how some of your monies has been spent...

"¢ As of 03.18.14 we are officially a LLC! MAD SWIRL LLC has a nice ring to it, eh?

"¢ As of 03.15.14 we have a stock of t-shirts! We're selling and will soon be shipping them out to those who gave at the Burroughs Level.

We still got some money left in the bank so stay tuned to what we planned next with your generous donations!

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Thanks to all who have shared their hard-earned monies with us! If you gave at a level that will earn you a Mad Swirl Tee, here is what you'll be getting. If you have yet to donate... don'tcha wanna be the first on your block to sport this bada$$ shirt?
Mad Swirl Tee!
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And here's a whole lotta more tastes!...

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$1,645 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 62 months
Created January 13, 2014
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Tony Gentry
1 month ago

Thanks for exhibiting my photos and a poem - really appreciate the exposure!

Paul Smith
29 months ago

Spread the love and madness

57 months ago
Tony Hernandez
58 months ago

Since you all have supported me, it's the least I can do. Will give more, when I can.

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