Can’t believe it’s almost May. Back in February, PayPal deposited $399.67 into our account at Provident and the money you generous folks raised has been sitting there ever since. But, I’m really excited to say, we’ve got our old domain back – so no more of that double name business. Poetrie.org, it’s nice. Feels good to be single-name again. And things are starting to move on the redesign, which includes website and logo.
Wanted to share some of that progress with you folks and of course feel free to give us your thoughts. The logo work is being done for us by Gabriela Íñiguez, a super talented graphic designer who has very generously volunteered her time.
So, yeah. We’re keen on banishing our existing logo to the depths of hell, and are feeling good about some of designs. We especially like the first one here – it feels clean and uncluttered and would hopefully make our ‘ie’ a bit less confusing! As for the website, we’re still planning on launching a Squarespace business account, which, thanks to donations, we’ll be able to host for two years right off the bat (it’s $216 per year).
Anyway, thanks again and watch this space!
We’re proud to announce that through the hard work of our President Isabel Quintero, who did the research, created programming, and applied, PoetrIE is the proud recipient of a California Humanities Quick Grant.
We’re extremely grateful to California Humanities and are very excited about the programming we’ve got lined up for the New Year. “Sin Filtro: Workshop, Readings, and Discussion Series” will bring local writers into San Bernardino to provide inspiring and thought provoking literary culture open to all.
We’re also proud to say that a great deal of the money will be going straight back into the community as we will be renting space at The Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino and hiring local authors to read. (By-the-way, make sure you check out their Facebook page for events upcoming events.)
Jason Magabo Perez
Isabel will be posting shortly with more details, so we hope you can keep your pants on till then. There are going to be dates, and names, and you’ll be able to RSVP, so don’t worry. Until then, keep up-to-date on our Facebook, Twitter (@Poetrie_tweets), and Instagram (@poetrieorg).
As a non-profit PoetrIE relies on public donations to maintain and develop all its programming. We can’t do it without you folks! With that in mind, please consider donating to our current website redesign campaign. Our target is modest, but the impact is potentially huge.