As most of you will know, I recently put together a booklet of my poems to raise money for the HMSA. So far I have raised Ã‚Â£355.00 and it is my ultimate aim to raise Ã‚Â£500.00
I have had a plan brewing in my head for a while now for a second project and thought I would run it past you all.
There are a number of us on this site who write poetry, and I thought we could all collaborate a produce a booklet of poems written by members of the HMSA. I would be happy to project manage the booklet as I have a bit of experience from doing mine.
I would say we would need to limit the subject matter to HMS/EDS and how it effects us and those around us. What I thought was that if there were enough of us we could produce quite a nice little volume.
To give you all an idea - my 32 page booklet cost Ã‚Â£140.00 to produce 125 copies - my parents kindly paid the set up costs for mine, but depending on how many of us are involved in the project we could split the costs so none of us are too much out of pocket.
If people are interested, I would need to give people a cut off date to send in any HMS/EDS related poems to me and then I can work out how much it would cost to produce the booklet and what each person's share of the set up costs would be (I would make this fair by making it proportionate to the amount of poems you contribute. I also think we should limit the amount each person submits - maybe 3/4 each - depending on what sort of response I get .....).
What I thought would be nice too is that each person who contributes writes a few words about themselves (and includes a photo if they feel brave enough
). I may even see if I can approach Dr H/Prof G to do a Foreword for the booklet .......
As you can see, my thoughts are all at the early stages at the moment, but before I get carried away with the idea, I thought I would see how many people would be interested.
I am pretty certain we could raise a fair bit of money, as already I have sold 70 of my booklets, so if each of us could sell 10-20 copies (which I would imagine would be quite achievable amongst family and friends), we should be able to raise quite a bit for the HMSA.
Please either PM me or respond to this post if you are interested in taking part in this project.
Take care all