DISCO's Banned Books Read-A-Thon

DISCO's Banned Books Read-A-Thon

From DISCO Birmingham

The mission of the Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) is to give students in Birmingham more opportunities to write and create.

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Update #4

almost 2 years ago

Thanks to a generous donation from Lucy's Coffee & Tea, DISCO is giving away 6 months of free coffee (limit one visit per day) to the fundraiser who raises the most funds by noon on Friday, September 20. Unlike the Hunger Games, this is a win-win situation: raise funds for programming that gives Birmingham area kids more opportunities to write and create and stay caffeinated for six months on Lucy's fabulous coffee blends!

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You can help support the Desert Island Supply Co. by participating in our Banned Books Read-a-Thon, a celebration of the freedom to think, read and create.

The read-a-thon will take place over 36 hours on September 21-22 and feature a nonstop, out-loud, live-streamed reading of more than a dozen classic books that have been banned over the years—everything from Where the Wild Things Are and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret to Invisible Man and Beloved.

The read-a-thon works like a walk-a-thon, and readers of all ages are welcome. You sign up here on Fundly as a fundraiser and create a fundraising goal. Then, you ask your friends, family, co-workers and others to support your campaign for DISCO! All proceeds support DISCO programming that aims to give students in the Birmingham area more opportunities to write and create.

After you sign up as a fundraiser, you will receive an email from DISCO to schedule a 5- to 10-minute reading time that suits you on either Saturday, September 21, or Sunday, September 22.

If you don't want to participate as a reader/fundraiser, you can help by donating to our campaign here and by spreading the word by becoming a "Supporter" of the campaign.

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

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DISCO Birmingham posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Fundraising could equal free coffee for 6 months!

Thanks to a generous donation from Lucy's Coffee & Tea, DISCO is giving away 6 months of free coffee (limit one visit per day) to the fundraiser who raises the most funds by noon on Friday, September 20. Unlike the Hunger Games, this is a win-win situation: raise funds for programming that gives Birmingham area kids more opportunities to write and create and stay caffeinated for six months on Lucy's fabulous coffee blends!

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DISCO Birmingham posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

WBHM sponsorship

A big thanks to Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM for sponsoring the Banned Books Read-A-Thon!

Listen for Banned Books Read-A-Thon promos starting Wednesday.

And come see WBHM General Manager Scott Hanley in the flesh on Monday, September 23, 6-8 p.m. He's moderating "The Author as Outcast: Mae West, Oscar Wilde, and the Social Politics of Reading," a panel with Bill Hutchings (UAB), Keya Kraft (Samford) and Jamie Naidoo (UA) on censorship and books.

Thank you, Scott and WBHM!

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DISCO Birmingham posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Marathon reading of Invisible Man

This Saturday 9/7 from noon to 8 p.m., we're having an open house at DISCO for volunteers, parents, teachers and anyone else interested in what DISCO's doing this fall.

We're also going to record a marathon reading of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. We need your help for this. Come warm up for the real read-a-thon with some pages of Ellison's classic.

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DISCO Birmingham posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Banned Books Read-A-Thon launch party

We got the Banned Books Read-A-Thon off to a great start on Sunday. Southern Living's Biscuits & Jam concert at Avondale Brewery was a benefit for DISCO to build momentum for the read-a-thon. (Big thanks to Southern Living, Birmingham Mountain Radio, Avondale Brewing Co. and all the bands who donated their talents by playing.)

We will be back at Avondale Brewing Co. on Wednesday, August 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., for our official Banned Books Read-A-Thon launch party. Hope you will join us there!

Details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/199709786862119/

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