Join us for hot drinks and cool readings
at 7:00pm with four featured writers. Check out their BWS blog visits below, then come by and meet:
& Sherwin Tjia.
Plus, come early — 6:30 — for a talk by our special guest, author Cory Silverberg, about crowd-funding and how writers can put it to use!
Crowd-funding is both a mechanism for raising money and a medium for communication. Like any medium, it has its own set of rules and expectations, which can be difficult to navigate at first. Author and sex educator Cory Silverberg turned to crowd-funding to raise money to publish his first children’s book. He hoped to raise $9,500 in 30 days, but reached his target in less than 24 hours; by the end of the project, he had received over $65,000 of support. In this talk, Cory will share strategies and tips for setting up and executing a crowd-funding project in a manner that makes it more likely to succeed.
Cory was raised by a children’s librarian and a sex therapist, and grew up to be a sexuality educator and writer. He received his Masters of Education from the University of Toronto, and was a founding member of the Come As You Are Co-operative. Cory is the Sexuality Guide for About.com, writes a column for The Huffington Post, and is the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability with Miriam Kaufman and Fran Odette. He is currently writing a series of books for children about sexuality and gender for Seven Stories Press. The first, What Makes a Baby, (May, 2013), was initially self-published through Kickstarter, where it was the most funded picture book project in the website’s history.