Join Swimming with Elephants Publications, LLC for the poetry event of the year!
This December recognizes five years of publishing and we have a lot to celebrate:
We have a new anthology, Parade, featuring new poetry from Jessica Helen Lopez, Kevin Barger, SaraEve Fermin, Wil Gibson, Courtney Butler, Matthew Brown, Kat Heatherington, and many more.
We have a new logo created by the amazing Krystal Wood-Kofonow which we have plastered all over stickers, t-shirts, bags, and more.
We have SwEP Swag donated by one of our most dedicated patrons.
We will be releasing our new commercial created by Gina Falcone.
We will be viewing a photo slideshow constructed by Gina Marselle.
Join us for the festivities on December 15th at Tortuga Gallery from 6-9.
We will incorporate music and poetry throughout the night beginning at 6pm, with a toast at 7:30pm.
Poetry Performers include:
Bassam, Emily Bjustrom, Matthew Brown, Courtney Butler, SaraEve Fermin, Kat Heatherington, Zachary Kluckman, Manuel Gonzalez, Sarita Sol Gonzalez, Jessica Helen Lopez, Kristian Macaron, Gina Marselle, Manuel Montoya, Mary Oishi, Liza Wolff Francis
Merchandising! Merchandising! Merchandising!
Although we are after a fun and radical celebration, we have another goal of raising money for future ISBNs. All proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing new ISBNs for our future publications. There will be special pricing on books and merchandise, and an anonymous donation jar to help us reach this goals.
An size donation will get you in the door, but a minimum 5$ donation will get you a SwEP Swag bag.
We will have a limited supply of books for sale at the event. All available books will be priced at 10$ each or three for 20$. Bring cash or credit card (a 1$ service charge will be added for credit card purchases). If you want to be sure to have a certain book signed by one of our performing poets, you are encouraged to purchase it prior to the event and bring it along.
SwEP Swag bags (value $25-$30) will include a variety of Swimming with Elephants Publications merchandise and books. Get a SwEP Swag bag with a minimum $5 donation. We have a limited number of SwEP Swag bags, so get there early to get your hands on one.
We will also have a limited number of other merchandise for sale. Get there early to get dibs.
Gift wrapping available (as long as your tip our wrapper).
Please note: The Swimming with Elephants Flamethrower is not available at this time.
Food and Drink
This is a pot luck, bring your own beverage event.
Please attempt to bring reusable plates/cups etc. View Tortuga’s Zero Waste Goals for more information.
Stop by to for a toast, wish us luck for the next five years, and sign our memory book.
After party destination to be determined.