Ruminate Happenings Fundraiser

Tickets go on sale on May 1. 

What is Ruminate Happenings? Well, Ruminate isn't an ordinary nonprofit, so of course we couldn't host just an ordinary fundraiser. Inspired by the “happenings” of the 1960s, where people showed up and made good things together, we decided to create our own version of this goodness! Between May 19-23, our brave writers and artists will go live on Facebook to spontaneously create poetry, art, little stories, and small essays for our community. Folks can purchase a ticket with a writer or artist, and in exchange they will receive an original creation as part of a whole digital journal in celebration of this event. To encourage connection with our contributors, ticket holders will be asked to fill out prompts to inspire their artist/writer. We also invite you to join us on Facebook to watch the creation being made live. It is a wild ride, and we're so excited to have you join us on this adventure!
A note on Ruminate Happenings
A few years back, our founder, Brianna Van Dyke told us about a conference that she had attended where Marie Howe described an event she helped plan and host called The Poet Is In. Poets set up tables with typewriters in Grand Central Station and invited the public to come and have a poem written for them, "with them," as she said. Marie shared how the poet would ask questions of the person, questions like, "Tell me a dream you've had more than once. Tell me about a toy you used to love." And then "the poet would take this and transform what the poet heard using language and silence and musicality. Take it and transform it, type it out, and then read it to the person. It was their own lives, given back, if you will."

Please join us May 19-23 for this wild and beautiful experience. Our contributors want to take your narrative and as Marie Howe said, "transform it, type it out, and then read it [back].

Tickets will go on sale May 1st. Be sure to
mark your calendar here. And, while you wait, please join us each week in your inbox and on social media where we will highlight our writers and artists who will be giving back this year.