Journal of Writing & Environment

Benefit Auction

We would like to publicly announce our 4th Annual Flyway Benefit Auction. This year we’ll feature live music by Elizabeth Zimmerman. In years past, we’ve had Deb Marquart’s band The Bone People (they’re great!). We will also have a poetry slam and our poetry editor, Xav, will be the emcee. At the end of the poetry slam (after prizes are awarded to the participants) Xav and Jim Coppoc will face off! Wish I could find a better video of Jim’s slam poetry–he’s won awards for it! Alas, I can’t, but here’s a bit more about him:

Jim Coppoc is an award-winning poet and teacher; a lecturer at Iowa State University, where he teaches composition and creative writing; and the Special Projects Coordinator at Iowa State’s Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. In addition to his many creative and scholarly efforts, Coppoc has spent most of his life exploring the various media of performance art, having worked as musician, actor, stand-up comic, network radio D.J., and performance poet. Marc Smith, the founder of Slam Poetry, has called him “one of the new breed giving poetry new breath.”

Don’t miss the auction if you’re in the area. Or if you have to buy a plane ticket to get here. Or if you just love Flyway. We’ll even be raffling off a brand new iPod nano!

Sunday, November 7th, 2010 from 6-9 pm.

M-Shop, Memorial Union, Iowa State Campus

Beer and Pizza available for purchase

Tickets, $5 at the door.

We’ll have all sorts of great things to auction off from local businesses and we welcome donations as well! If you know you can’t make the auction, but would like to donate anyway please send your donation to:

Flyway – Auction Item
206 Ross Hall
Department of English
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1201

As you consider your donation, please note at a donation of $100 will earn you a ¼-page advertisement in the upcoming issue of Flyway, a $200 will earn you a ½-page ad and for $350, you receive a full page ad. In addition, you will receive a signed copy of our upcoming issue of Flyway.