Telepoem Booth: Community Pride
The Telepoem Booth is nice and snug in its new spot at Old Town Shops, 120 N. Leroux in Flagstaff. Public support has raised this project to a new level of enagement!
We are getting ready to initiate the 2nd phase of recording, with a forthcoming Call for Submissions and outreach to schools and underrepresented voices.
As soon as we reach our underwriting goals we will spread the news about the new Call for Submissions. Stay tuned on our website, TelepoemBooth.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/TelepoemBooth for details!
OVERVIEW: The Telepoem Booth opened on March 25, 2016 in Flagstaff to a packed crowd on S. Beaver St. Almost 220 poems are available for the public to look up in the Telepoem Book and to dial on the rotary phone. Phase one was funded by the City of Flagstaff Beautification In Action grant and other art grants, community sponsorship, along with significant personal resources. To activate Phase Two, I'm reaching out to the network. Please help fund this community art project that brings free poetry (and a vintage telephone booth) to the public!
Read about the opening here!
Telepoet Shawnte Orion and I talk about the Telepoem Booth on NPR station KJZZ.
The Re-opening of the Telepoem Booth was a smashing success! The AZ Daily Sun documented it with pictures available here ( http://azdailysun.com/telepoem-booth-grand-re-opening/collection_894da316-ffcd-51f3-bebe-0cddc70a6317.html.) At least 70 people came that night to get re-connected.
What's even better, the Telepoem Booth has gained more public support: average usage has gone up 30% from 80 dials per day to 112 dials, I have new underwriting sponsorships from organizations in town, and a new Telepoem Booth is going to the East Coast!
Please continue to spread the Telepoem WORD and contact me if your town or organization is interested in its very own Telepoem Booth.
In case you haven't heard, I've found a new place for Bell the Telepoem Booth at Old Town Shops at 120 N. Leroux in Flagstaff. Come join me today at the Grand Re-Opening and come get a Telepoet pin for your donation! Thank you!