This is a brand new project of Write Now, in thanks to this happening. 100% of proceeds raised from the sale of Respectfully, The Tyrese Sessions will go directly to The Respect Project fund, which will provide grant funds to writing programs for women and girls and organizations using the arts to prevent violence against women.
Best Contemporary American Poetry Series
The zeitgeist of contemporary American poetry is happening at the intersection of great writing and great performance, and if poetry is to gain ground in both relevance and effectiveness, it is that intersection that needs to be explored. With that as the driving force, Write NOW produces the Best Contemporary American Poetry Series, a series of Boadway-quality theatre shows that feature the best performance poets in American today. The current run of the series is the critically acclaimed The Drums Inside Your Chest, and features poets performing with musicians and magicians in what has been hailed as "world class" and "a Woodstock of poetic celebration." The 2007 Drums was held at the Brentwood Theatre; the 2008 and 2009 Drums were held at the New Los Angeles Theatre Centre in downtown Los Angeles; and Drums 2010 will be held August 14th at the Largo Coronet Theatre.
Poetry Community Support Services
Write Now also operates the event website PoetryTickets.com to promote poetry events and tours and to provide a Ticket-Master-fee-free portal for poetry lovers to get tickets to events and festivals. Visit the website to see what events are currently on sale, or to request assistance in promoting or pre-saling tickets for your next big event.