Hello again poetry lovers! As many of you know, I am utterly obsessed with T. S. Eliot’s poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and so I was very excited when I heard that Cheekybats Productions was making a short, independent film based on the poem. From everything I’ve read and seen, (including this teaser for the film ), the production promises to be gorgeous and will feature original Prufrock – inspired music and artwork by a wide range of talented musicians and artists.
And if all this wasn’t exciting enough, I am thrilled to announce that our Tea Lovers’ Charm Necklace will be featured in the film!! (#ReadyForOurCloseUp #GonnaBeAStar #SoExcited)
If you would like to be a part of Prufrock: The Film. They are currently looking for extras and crew members and you can also help fund the film by supporting their Indiegogo campaign.
In addition to the satisfaction of helping Prufrock come to life, there are a wide range of incentives being offered for Prufrock supporters, including tickets to see the film, some of the artwork featured in the film, and Prufrock – inspired jewelry from C. S. Literary Jewelry, including this exclusive J. Alfred Prufrock Mermaid Brooch.
Last but not least, we will be ending our very poetic week at the New York City Poetry Festival. The event promises to be an amazing two days of poetry reading, art installations, and really cool events for poetry lovers and I can’t wait to check it out! Hope to see you there!
The past few days have been pretty big for C. S. Literary Jewelry. This weekend, I checked our Etsy shop and saw that C. S. Literary Jewelry had made its 1,000th sale and we also reached 600+ followers on our Facebook page! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! Running a small business can be so frustrating at times as you try to build your brand and a following and it can feel like you are invisible and no one knows you are there most of the time. And then you reach a milestone like this and see how far you have come and it really is amazing!
There’s a lot of really cool stuff coming up that I can’t wait to tell you about, (including my Take Your Poet to Work Day Giveaway, which starts tomorrow!) but for now, from all of us here at C. S. Literary Jewelry, I just want to say thank you to all of you for supporting us and helping us grow! We couldn’t do it without you and we are so thrilled to have you with us on this wonderful journey!
Wednesday, July 15th is Tweetspeak Poetry’s Take Your Poet To Work Day and I, for one, can’t wait! For those of you who are new, Take Your Poet To Work Day is an annual event where poetry lovers everywhere printout little paper puppets of their favorite poets and take them along to the office (among other places) and then share pictures and posts about their poets’ adventures on Twitter and other social media.
I always enjoy Take Your Poet To Work Day. Last year, T. S. Eliot (shown here with one of Old Possum’s practical cats) spent most of the day in the break room, measuring out his life in coffee spoons. The year before that, Emily Dickinson kept me company as I worked from home. This year, they have added even more poets, (including three of my favorites: William Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, and Walt Whitman) and I am very excited to see what kind of wacky adventures the poets have this time around.
In addition to taking a poet (or two, or three) to work with me, I am also celebrating Take Your Poet To Work Day with a giveaway! One lucky poetry lover will win a $25 gift certificate to my Etsy shop, C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop just for taking their favorite poet(s) to work with them. Here’s how it will work:
Step 1: Get your Poet – Visit the Tweetspeak website and download one (or more) of their little puppet poets. Color / decorate your poet and then cut them out and attach them to Popsicle sticks.
Step 2: Take Your Poet To Work – On Wednesday, July 15th, take your poets along with you to the office (or wherever you spend your day) and document your poet’s adventures with photos and poets on the social media platform of your choice (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), Don’t forget to use the hashtag #poettowork and be sure to check out some of the other #poettowork posts and tweets to see what the other poets are up to.
Step 3: Share the Fun – Then head over to this post on the CSLJ Blog to share your posts and pictures for a chance to win.
Want more chances to win prizes by hanging out with your favorite poet(s)? Tweetspeak Poetry is hosting this giveaway and you can win tickets to see an upcoming film based on T. E. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock here.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend and your week is going well so far. I just wanted to let you know that this week’s newsletter is out with all the latest news and announcements about:
Our upcoming book club discussion of Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
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This week is Children’s Book Week, a yearly celebration “of books for young people and the joy of reading.” Many of the book lovers I know developed their love of reading when they were young and the books they read as kids have stayed with them throughout their lives. As you probably have noticed, I love re-reading my favorite childhood classics. I love talking about my favorite kid’s books with other book lovers and I love designing jewelry inspired by classic children’s literature and fairytales (more on that in a moment), but most of all, I love introducing great books to a new generation of book lovers. I am the aunt in the family that is always scanning the nieces and nephews’ bookshelves to make sure an essential book isn’t missing and when a new baby is born in the family, I am usually the family member showing up at the hospital with a hand-knit baby blanket and a picture book (or two).
But sadly, not every child has access to the books and literature that they need to develop a life-long love of reading And that is why, I will be celebrating Children’s Book Week by making a donation to First Book for every item from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop that I sell this week. First Book is an organization that gives books to children in need and have donated over 125 million books to schools and programs who serve low-income families across the U.S. and Canada. A donation of $10 buys four new books for kids in need and this week, that money will go even farther, thanks to the generosity of Mo, Cher, and Trixie Willems who will be matching donations – dollar for dollar – from now until May 10th.
So this week, when you make a purchase from my Etsy shop, you are not only getting a great gift for a special book lover in your life or beautiful piece of handmade literary jewelry that celebrates your favorite books and poetry, but you are also putting books in the hands of a new generation of book lovers.
In related news, I would like to introduce you to my new Peter Pan Bangle Bracelet! Inspired by the thimble and acorn button that Peter Pan and Wendy exchange as “kisses” in the classic children’s book by J.M. Barrie, this adjustable bangle bracelet is a fun and whimsical accessory for anyone who ever wished she could fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan! Find out more about my new Peter Pan Bangle Bracelet here.
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