Thank you to everyone who has participated in our MY LIFE IS A MOVIE giveaways thus far! We have one more for you, and it’s a great one: in addition to winning a copy of Carina Finn’s new chapbook, you’ll also win an original 1960 poster for the Elizabeth Taylor/Katherine Hepburn/Tennessee Williams film Suddenly, Last Summer, as well as a VHS copy of the movie.
How do you win these grand prizes? Email (email@example.com) or tweet (@birdsoflace) your favorite line from a movie, and Carina will pick her favorite. The contest runs until Tuesday 8/14.
Hello! Our first giveaway was won with a photo of John Waters Dreamlander Mink Stole, for which our winner receives a copy of MY LIFE IS A MOVIE as well as two books by Kate Durbin, who also chose the winner.
Our second giveaway in honor of Carina Finn’s new chapbook will also include a copy of Magdalena Zurawski’s Lambda-Award winning novel THE BRUISE. Just tweet (@birdsoflace) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) a photo of your (or your loved ones’, in the case that you are currently bruise-less) best bruise to be entered to win, and Maggie will pick the winner. The contest is open til next Weds, 8/1.
Birds of Lace will be doing a few giveaways in the coming weeks to coincide with the release of Carina Finn’s MY LIFE IS A MOVIE. The first of these giveaways also features two titles from Kate Durbin: The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books) and E! Entertainment (Insert Press).
In order to enter the contest, just tweet a photo of your favorite movie star to @birdsoflace, or email to email@example.com. Kate Durbin will pick the winner, so make sure you pick the fanciest photo you can find. The contest is open through Monday.
A couple brilliant projects are seeking funding, and I know you love to help out when you can. Tim Jones-Yelvington, lit diva extraordinaire and They Really Want You contributor, is going to make a series of songs combining lit theory and dance grooves. If you’ve heard any of Tim’s music then you know that it’s catchy, funny, smart and infinitely danceable. Help him build these songs and feel your heart/dance shoes grow heels: http://www.indiegogo.com/30yearstjy
Nextly, Fabulous Essential author/all-around trail-blazing genius Niina Pollari is co-editing an anthology of essays with also-wonderful Judy Berman called It’s Complicated. The book, and series of zines, explores feminism and its relationship to misogynist art- how and why we can love and engage with art that is troubling for us, too. Their Kickstarter has raised nearly 200% of its goal, which is incredible- just think of all the excellent stuff they can do with those funds! (Trust me, it will be excellent stuff.) You can contribute, and pre-order the first in a series of zines they’ll be making, here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/804253454/its-complicated-a-feminist-zine-on-loving-misogyni
Follow It’s Complicated on tumblr: itscomplicatedproject.tumblr.com
Lastly but never leastly, it’s the last weekend to pre-order Carina Finn’s MY LIFE IS A MOVIE, soon-to-be-arriving-at-your-doorstep in strawberries and banana creme color scheme. Visit our etsy shop to pre-order and receive a DVD of films by Carina to boot!
Next week we’ll be announcing a series of giveaways to coincide with the release of MY LIFE…, which will include books from Kate Durbin and Magdalena Zurawski as well as Birds of Lace titles. Let’s make the end of June/July the summer months of giving.
Birds of Lace is giving away a copy of our limited edition They Really Want You catalog! The catalog features photos of the work that appeared in the show, a mix cd inspired by the show and writing inspired by the show by Niina Pollari, Rohin Guha, Ben Fama, Leon Baham, Mike Kitchell, Tim Jones-Yelvington, and Kate Durbin. Tweet the name of your favorite Hole song to @birdsoflace, or, if you don’t have a twitter, email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be taking entries until midnight tomorrow. You can read more about Matt Momchilov’s They Really Want You at the Unspeakable Projects website.