Jason Carney took a back seat at his own book release party for ‘Starve the Vulture’ on February 11th, opening the stage to longtime friends and poets. All proceeds were donated to Young DFW Writers, an organization founded by Jason Carney and Bob Stephenson that teaches students to stand and deliver performance poetry. Check out the pictures from the event.
February 11th, 2015 at Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas.
From the Facebook Event Page:
This is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Young DFW Writers and the Windmill Writers of Brookhaven College. Please join us February 11th. as we celebrate the release of Artistic Director, Jason Carney’s new book. There will be performances from Emotion Brown, Simon Phoenix, Opalina Salas, LTAB DFW youth Poets, author and publisher Kaylie Jones. Dj Big Ant will be spinning. Light food and drink served by FnG Eats. Please join us from 7-9 pm in the foyer of the Performance Hall building.
With every twenty dollar suggested donation, you will receive a signed copy of the book. All proceeds will go to Young DFW Writers and the Windmill Writers of Brookhaven College.
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