Help us organize LIVRESQUE, a literary event in Côte d'Ivoire to educate and entertain youth from 7 to 77 years old.
LIVRESQUE is an event to exchange books and talk about books. It's modern, it's entertaining, in a young and casual style with live music. We want to empower youth through writing and reading. Access is free, each participant should just come up with a book (it's free because I know that reading is not their favorite hobby, I don't want to add a financial barrier). It was initially planned to be held every two months, but LIVRESQUE Number 7 marks the return of the event after five months of absence. Why? Maternity leave. A beautiful baby boy came into my world in March. But, unfortunately, it was also a kind of "money leave". I don't have enough resources anymore to ensure the sustainability of the initiative on my salary alone (baby effect). So I need your help. Since it began on the internet, I hope this is where the project will have a new life. This is the time to shout the motto of my website promoting literature www.225nouvelles.com " Let's give voice to literature" ...
The goals of LIVRESQUE are:
-Build a strong young literary community, united and dynamic.
-Create a place where literature lovers can communicate.
-Strengthen links between authors and readers of www.225nouvelles.com
-Empower Youth through reading and writing.
-Increase the celebrity of Ivorian authors.
Several activities are on the agenda :
-Reading Excerpts from book are read to encourage people to desire to know more. These can include excerpts of the guest author book.
-Poetry Slam/Short Story
Alone or in team, participants recite texts they have written themselves, sometimes on music.
-Music Singers and musicians perform live. Here is Sakolo group at the fourth edition of LIVRESQUE.
Book Blind Date
Each participant brings a book to which a number is given. He will briefly present it in a speech, without mentioning the title or the author's name (that's part of the game). During each speech, the guests in the audience note the numbers of the books they are interested with. At the end, the choice of books is done by order of arrival of participants (to encourage people to come on time) and only on the basis of the speakers speech (oh, yes everyone speaks at Livresque ).
Debate Participants discuss a topic related to literature or they question the guest author about his activities. We have already received Regina Yaou, Benjamin Irie and Kajeem.
-Cocktail No comments !!
Depending on the resources we have we add other activities. Taking advantage of Christmas for example, we offered books to a library. We hope we will be able to repeat this in 2014.
We also give gifts to the guest authors and people arriving early. The picture above is the gift of the writer and singer Kajeem.
This photo was taken at LIVRESQUE 6. Pregnant, due date on the corner but always on the battle field for literature. I look forward to seeing those beautiful smiles at LIVRESQUE 7. Will you help me?
Allocation of funds
The fundraising will ensure the minimum for the next edition. The rest will be done with the help of volunteers according to their capabilities. Unless of course we go beyond 500 Euros which I hope with all my heart. I really don't want to come here again to ask anything, not before 2015 so come on, let us do it now !!! The fund will be used to make the following expences:
-Rent a room or a space
-Gifts for the guest author
But as I said we are expecting more than 500 euros to be able to invest more on the event.
Wow! 500 euros collected in three days ! Thank you for all for this mark of sympathy. Thank you for supporting our efforts to make literature popular. What about going further? Because it is all or nothing here we had to give the minimum (500 euros). Now that our 500 euros are secured why not set a new goal of 1,000 euros? The bonus will:
-cover kisskissbankbank fees
-ensure video coverage (so far it is only photos at LIVRESQUE)
-give money to journalists for the event (I do not know what is happening in your country but here you have to give something to the reporter who comes to cover your event and talk about it in his newspaper.)
-Make LIVRESQUE Gadget: Up to now, we just have T-shirts and they are really endangered species. We could renew our stock and add other types of gadgets (paper bags, bookmarks, etc)
Thank you for your support.