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Jack & Gin Fundraiser Success

Thank you everyone who supported the Jack & Gin fundraiser with their presence, prize donations, and raffle ticket purchases. With your help, we raised over $400 to assist with production costs for our upcoming  issues!

We had a great turn out filled with Kerouac School students, faculty, alumni, and friends. The gin and tonics were flowing, the prizes were plentiful, and our open mic featured impersonations of Ayn Rand, Jack Kerouac, and our upcoming Lenz lecturer Gary Snyder. I personally won a free yoga class and a signed copy of Anne Waldman’s The Iovis Trilogy in the raffle drawings. Score!

Here’s a few snapshots of the fun:

Faculty member Reed Bye presents some of his morning poems.

Poetry and Prizes!

Associate Editor Kristen Park gives us a bit of Jack & Gin

Now we editors must get back to the proofreading process so we can get this awesome issue in your hands. Be sure to check back here for details on our release party in early 2012!

Jade

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Jack & Gin Tonight at Bacaro

In only a few hours, the Jack & Gin fundraiser-open mic-party begins.

Bacaro Venetian Tavern (921 w. Pearl St.) at 7 p.m.

Come. Drink. Be merry. Celebrate Jack Kerouac and Bombay Gin by sipping Jack & Gin. There’s also an open mic, so come with work to read, if you like.

Don’t worry if you haven’t purchased raffle tickets yet because we’ll be selling them at the door for $10. If you’re planning on getting a ticket and don’t for whatever reason, you’ll be kicking yourself later.

We’ve had an outpouring of donations from local businesses and authors:  two tickets to Elephant Revival at the Boulder Theater, five yoga classes at The Yoga Pod, signed broadsides from Jack Collom, Harryette Mullen and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and gift cards to Buffalo Exchange, Trident, OmTime, Southern Sun Pub and Ozo Coffee.

Not to mention, we also have signed copies of books from Laird Hunt, Anne Waldman and Michelle Naka Pierce. And: we’re also giving a rare copy of Sara Veglahn’s chapbook.

Ultimately: please come, even if you do not purchase a raffle ticket or read at the open mic. Either way, we’ll be happy to have your support.

Hope to see everyone who can make it tonight!

Best,

-Heather

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Jack & Gin Party: Bombay Gin Fall Fundraiser

Exciting news…we’re throwing a Jack & Gin party at Bacaro, Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 pm!

Join us for an evening to celebrate Jack Kerouac and Bombay Gin. There will be an open mic, music, lovely company and, of course, drinks.

Support Bombay Gin -- get raffle tickets while you can!

The Jack & Gin party is our fall fundraiser, for which we’ve received donations from Boulder businesses:  The Yoga Pod, Southern Sun Pub, Bead for Life, Ozo Coffee and many more! Donations range from $75 to $25 in gifts and gift certificates. Other donations include: signed broadsides from the Kerouac school, Anne Waldman’s new 720-page-book “The Iovis Trilogy”, signed copies of books by Michelle Naka Pierce, and more.

How do you score these amazing gifts?

Buy raffle tickets. As many as your heart desires.

$5 in advance or $10 at the door.

Buy tickets at:

  1. Chesnut House on the Arapahoe Campus. See the lovely Diana in the front office.
  2. Bombay Gin will have a table outside the Naropa Cafe during H
    alloween week.
  3. Ask any of the Bombay Gin editors for one, two or more tickets.
  4. For all of you out-of-towners interested in donating, please email me (Heather Goodrich)  at hngoodrich@gmail.com and we can talk donations.

And, if you can’t buy tickets, no sweat. We still want you to come. Bring friends, work to read or just yourself. What better way is there to support Bombay Gin and Jack Kerouac than sippin’ jack & gin?

We look forward to seeing you there!

-Heather

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