h.o.w. Art and literary journal

Twigs, Trees, and Trailblazers

In collaboration with The Yard for the second year in a row, H.O.W. Journal invites you to Twigs, Trees, and Trailblazers, a festive benefit fundraiser event and celebration of HOW Journal's Issue 13. H.O.W. Journal was founded in 2006 and is an art and literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art of prominent and upcoming writers with an effort to raise money for needy children throughout the world. This year, H.O.W. Journal marries dance with literature and honors fearless women throughout history. The event includes dance pieces by Alison Manning and Jesse Keller Jason´s company, DanceTheYard, and readings by acclaimed writers Daphne Merkin, Amy Kurzweil, Victoria Redel, John Reed, and Tiphanie Yanique.

Complimentary dinner and cocktails will be available.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 6:30pm
Location: The Yard's Patricia Nanon Theater

This event is co-presented by The Yard and H.O.W. Journal. All ticket proceeds go to H.O.W. Journal.

Ticket Options

Checks (for tickets or donations) should be made out to HOW Journal and can be sent to The Yard
The Yard | PO Box 405 | Chilmark, MA 02535

Ticket Levels:
Maya Angelou
$500 | Includes 6 tickets and a reserved table, VIP seating for the performance, names listed in the program and H.O.W. Journal website.
Virginia Woolf
$200 | 1 ticket to the event, VIP seating for the performance, names listed in the program and H.O.W. Journal website.
Audre Lorde
$100 | 1 ticket to the event, and a copy of H.O.W. Issue 13.
Gertrude Stein
$50 | 1 ticket to the event.
Sylvia Plath
$20 | (Island/Student Ticket)

Readings, Rabbits, and Rainbows

a H.O.W. Journal event for kids as part of Pride, Not Prejudice

Celebrating equality and diversity in families and literature

Readings by:
Alison Weaver, Jacqueline Jules, Caron Levis

Face Painting, Book Making Crafts, Rabbit petting, Lawn Games, and an Open Mic for kids to read their stories on stage. Snacks Provided

Children from the ages of 7 to 12 are encouraged to bring their own stories, poems or examples that talk about or illustrate any part of the theme of Friendship, Family, Fairness - the acceptance, respect, dignity and love we owe one another throughout life.  

Up to 10 children (7-12 years of age!) will have the opportunity to read selections up to 5 minutes max.  All others will have their stories collected and published by H.O.W. and The Yard.  Please participate!

Soundtracking the family festivities will be the supreme children’s rock band, JELLYBONE RIVERS AND THE MANIACS OF THE HEART  (Rob Myers, Andy Heer, Anthony Esposito, and Niko Ewing).

Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 10:00 am
Location: The Yard's Outdoor Shell Area


Some of our past contributors include Susan MinotMary GaitskillRoxana RobinsonTao LinHonor MooreSteve EllisCarolyn ForchéDavid GatesFanny HoweSamantha Hunt, Alexis Moore, Eileen MylesJosé Luís PeixotoAndrea SeigelAbdellah TaïaVictoria RedelIshion HutchinsonStefanie SchneiderLynne Tillman, and many more.