Annedemic: TEP + Friends read Anne of Green Gables

From Friday March 20th, The East Pointers will invite their friends to read aloud, online, a chapter per night of the Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables – yes, there are echoes of Drunk History Channel, Stuff You Missed in History Class etc. It’s a casual reading of a classic work with a connection to PEI. Yep, it’s a community response to being at home during this pandemic.

 

At 7PM (AST) each night, a different artist will livestream (via The East Pointers’ Facebook live) themselves reading the next chapter aloud in the spirit of online artistic community, connection and celebration of PEI.

 

Each day’s reader will be announced at 9AM AST, daily via The East Pointers socials, and concurrently on the artist socials.


An online donation platform will open when we announce the series, and stay open until 24 hours after the final episode (AST). The financial arrangement for any donations is that all are pooled, and at the end, the total is divided 40% artist between all the readers, 40% to Unison Benevolent Fund, and 20% admin. This will hopefully allow artists who have come off the road to generate a small income while being part of a fun, easy project, and contributing their talents to the greater good. We will provide transparent accounting of this. 


Team TEP will create ‘show notes’ directly following the read to reiterate financial contributions, make notes and corrections (humorous), and promote the reader’s work.


The reading should take approximately 30 mins in total (including intro, outro and a song or tune).

 

Readers will be encouraged to read as naturally or in as ‘staged’ a fashion as they choose. They can invite family members or other people with whom they are quarantined to read with them, to take on voices or characters. They can read straight ahead. If they fumble words, it doesn’t matter – it makes it human. Each reader will finish by announcing the artist for the following night, and signing off.

 

If we set our expectations low, it’s a fun project that lets The East Pointers connect with their community and friends at a very basic level and keeps the social media platform active. If it exceeds expectations, it could become a great earner and cultural contributor that brings people together during a different time of potential isolation and contributes to a struggling industry.

Donations

  • George Peabody 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Ellen Yeung 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Peter Poletti 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Ayaka Nomura 
    • $127 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team: The East Pointers & Friends (4)

The East Pointers 
Organizer
Fortune Bridge, PE
East Pointers 
Beneficiary
Annie MacDonald 
Team member
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