Ruminate Happenings Fundraiser


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!

Each spring we take an amazing leap of faith and bring together our readers, writers and artists in a beautiful way. Pre-order your ticket today and save over 60% off from our week of prices.

Between March 6-13, 2021 our brave writers and artists will go live on Instagram 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 Instagram 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!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

8am PST Rachel King

9am PST Erika Oakvik

10am PST Melissa Poulin

1pm PST Rebekah Denison Hewitt

2pm PST Emily Woodworth


Sunday, March 7, 2021

8am PST Lary Kleeman

9am PST Diane Le Blanc

10am PST Kate Bradley

11am PST Laura Bond

1pm PST Chaun Ballard

2pm PST Anne McGrath

4pm PST Shreya Vikram


Monday, March 8, 2021

9am PST Cherie Nelson

10am PST Kate Gaskin

11am PST Bess Cooley

2pm PST Sandell Morse


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

8am PST Gemma Seltzer

10am PST Sally Rosen Kindred

11am PST Evan James Sheldon

1pm PST Lisa Rosenberg

3pm PST Lauren Camp


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

9am PST Catherin Hervey

11am PST Karen Bjork Kubin

1pm PST Jennifer Fueston

2pm PST Arah Ko

Thursday, March 11, 2021

9am PST Jason Villemez

11am PST Robin Gow

12pm PST Preeti Parikh

1pm PST Angelica Whitehorne


Friday, March 12, 2021

9am PST Benjamin Gucciardi

11am PST Emily Stoddard

3pm PST Emily McIlroy

4pm PST Sean Conrey


Saturday, March 13, 2021

8am PST Karoline Strickland

9am PST Katie Manning

11am PST Jonathan Winston Jones

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 March 6-13, 2021 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 are on sale now.

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