Millay Colony for the Arts

Promoting the vitality of the arts and the development of writers, visual artists, and composers by providing a retreat for creative work.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!


Hello BLOGGERS!

Guess what?!?!?!

We made our goal of $20,000 on Indiegogo!! Thanks to all of you and your generosity and your loveliness. We did it!

This helps us beyond measure, financially, in terms of building our network, in terms of boosting our spirits.

Thank you thank you thank you! And your reward is no more pitches to give to our crowd-funding campaign.

And our undying gratitude! xoxoxo



Monday, October 28, 2013

Last Day of our Indiegogo Campaign

What is today, you ask?

Why today is Monday October 28. This means several things...

1. The work week begins.
2. A gorgeous fall day is upon us.
3. We have an amazing RUBY ANNIVERSARY PARTY happening tonight at ROULETTE IN BROOKLYN from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
4. Today is the final day of our five-week Indiegogo campaign

We have a matching grant for our Indiegogo campaign today: Anything you give is doubled...

http://igg.me/at/MillayColony40thAnniversary/x/4385324

Given all of the above, we are very much hoping that you will be visit our campaign, check out the new video featuring the one and only Maria Damon and make a contribution of whatever size works for you. Your contribution will directly support residencies for artists at The Millay Colony.

Thank you in advance!





Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Matching Grant Opportunity - Double Your Impact

7 DAYS LEFT - Matching Grant Opportunity!

Our anonymous patron was so pleased with the response to the match two weeks ago, that there is an another offer to match any donations made over the next seven days up to ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Millay Friends, simply put:
we MUST secure every last penny from this match, and, ultimately, reach our $20,000 goal.

We cannot do what we do without your help. Period.

Share this! Tell Friends and friends and followers...



The Millay Colony for the Arts is Celebrating 40 Years!
Join us for our Ruby Anniversary Benefit Party
October 28, 2013 at 7:00 to 9:30 PM
At Roulette Brooklyn
Get your tickets here
 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Eleven More Days of Indiegogo...!!!

We have ELEVEN days left in our Indiegogo campaign...!!

Please take a look, get to know us, support us at whatever level is comfortable for you...your support makes it possible for us to bring artists to our gorgeous colony in 2014...

http://igg.me/at/MillayColony40thAnniversary



Thursday, October 17, 2013

First Edition of Nabokov's Lolita today on Indiegogo


Lo. Lee. Ta. 

Seriously!

We have a  first edition of Lolita as a brand new perk on our Indiegogo site today, good condition, gorgeous to behold. It will be, oh, the light of your life, the fire of your loins...

http://igg.me/at/MillayColony40thAnniversary


WEEKLY RAFFLE FOR FREE TICKETS TO OUR RUBY ANNIVERSARY PARTY



Enter this week's raffle to win two tickets to our amazing Ruby Anniversary Party at Roulette in Brooklyn on October 28...(live music and dancing! open bar! entertainment!):

The answer to last week's raffle question, "Which fruits did Ms. Millay note that she and her companion were eating on the ferry when she was both very tired and very merry?" was apples and pears!


And the winner was Scott Edward Anderson!

This weeks question is Name one of the fabulous careers that Calliope Nicholas enjoyed prior to becoming the AMAZING Residency Director at The Millay Colony for the Arts -- Calliope, you may not apply!   :)   


Send answers to director@millaycolony.org by 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 22.

And check out the details of the party here:

'http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/496388/emal/4385324'




Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Letterpress chapbook gorgeousness!!!



Hello literati,

Karen Randall, the most exquisite designer of chapbooks (through Least Weasel and Propolis Press) has put together a hand-crafted, letter-press cover chapbook for our Indiegogo campaign...

Contributors include Christopher Funkhouser, Christina Strong, Alan Sondheim, Joyelle McSweeney,  Harold Abramowitz, Claire Donato and so many more amazing people...

Read all about it HERE;   http://karxpava.com/ill-tempered-rubyist 

And buy it here







YES, FRIENDS BUY IT HERE:  HERE

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PARTY TICKETS AND NEW REWARDS TODAY ON INDIEGOGO

Hello Dearies,

Happy Tuesday, Ruby! We are celebrating our 40th, that RUBY, anniversary.

Celebrate with us. We are inviting you to a party. Check out this new video from Millay Colony Alumna Melissa Buzzeo... she will be there to read your palm...





Buy tickets and check out our AMAZING NEW REWARDS -- just up today -- all on our Indiegogo campaign...

Rewards include: A Poker Party with Poker Pro Annie Duke    **      Tickets for The Millay Colony's 40th Anniversary Party at Roulette in Brooklyn on October 28     **    Poem written for your specialist special occasion by Annie Finch    **      Art    **     Massage      **     Dinner for Two   **   Limited Edition Chapbook...                and so so so so so much more...
PLUS  you can support the most amazing residency program, our very own Millay Colony, and make sure that other artists can spend time here, make art, be brilliant, be ARTISTS.




Could it get any better? Oh, yes, visit Indiegogo and see how...

Love, Millay

Friday, October 11, 2013


October 2013 resident artists Leslie Brack and Aaron Hodges talking about why they love their Millay Colony residency on film on our Indiegogo site...

Autumn at Millay...a lil' slice of heaven...


http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-millay-colony-for-the-arts-celebrate-40-years-by-supporting-4-artists


video

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WEEKLY RAFFLE FOR FREE TICKETS TO OUR RUBY ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!


Enter this week's raffle to win two tickets to our amazing Ruby Anniversary Party at Roulette in Brooklyn on October 28...(live music & dancing! open bar! entertainment!):

Which fruits did Ms. Millay note that she and her companion were eating on the ferry when she was both very tired and very merry?

Send answers to director@millaycolony.org by 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 15.

Last week's winner was Billy Joe Bowling!

And check out the details of the party here:

'http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/496388/emal/4385324'





 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

WIN FREE TICKETS TO OUR RUBY ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!!


Hello dear readers,

Anyone who can answer this question by October 8 (Millay Colony application deadline day) will enter a raffle for two FREE tickets to our RUBY Anniversary Party on October 28 at ROULETTE in Brooklyn...

What does The Millay Colony have in common with WG Sebald?  Send answers to director@millaycolony.org by October 8 at 3:00 PM.

For details about, and to buy tickets to, our party visit our gorgeous Indiegogo site and see Caroline, Calliope, Cara and a bunch of amazing resident artists on film...

http://igg.me/at/MillayColony40thAnniversary