Danika Dinsmore is creating Content for the Literary Tree Hugger
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and the top of it, too) to all who have joined my Patreon community. Your contributions not only help to support me as a champion of words, but as a champion of our natural world. 

On May 18, 2018, the five people pictured above (me in the middle) were arrested for refusing to leave after we crossed the court-ordered injunction line around Kinder Morgan's tank farm on Burnaby Mountain in British Columbia. We have been charged with "criminal contempt of court," and are possibly facing jail time. For sitting in front of a fence. 

Funds from this site help fund:
  • the creation of new work;
  • literary and environmental activism;
  • costs related to legal issues around my arrest;
  • (if the site makes enough:) funds toward a collection of protestor statements and bios for later publication

Entries will be a mix of reporting from the arrest and fallout, personal memoir, and poetry. For the $5 subscriber you will have access to writing exercises and my Conscious Citizen Discord Channel. For the $10 subscriber I will also post snippets from my new manuscript (a combination of poetry and non-fiction, working title: Trading Places with the Trees) sprouting from an internship on a local permaculture farm. Print and ebook copies of books I've been published in are rewards for higher subscription memberships.

This campaign arose from requests to write about the arrests on Burnaby Mountain, from supporters wanting to know how to help from afar, and from my challenge to consciously recognize myself as a professional writer. I have the least amount of confidence in myself as a non-fiction writer, so this is part of that challenge. 

In case you don't know anything about me:

Danika Dinsmore is an author, educator, spokenword artist, and activist. Her early writing career was built on experimental and performance poetry. Her inspired performances earned her the Washington Poets Association award for Performance Poetry. She has published three books of poetry, an award-winning spokenword CD, a smattering of short stories, and a middle grade fantasy series (Faerie Tales from the White Forest). She spends her time with trees & children and teaches creative writing & world-building in schools, libraries, conferences & festivals across North America. She serves on the editorial staff of Reckoning, a journal of creative writing on environmental justice.


Tiers
Concerned Citizen
$3 or more per month
You are helping fund the production of new work and costs related to legal issues following my arrest for crossing the injunction line at the Kinder Morgan tank farm in BC.

This level gives you access to my entries and related poetry and non-fiction. 


Includes

  • Being part of my community
  • Patron-only content feed
  • My undying gratitude
Eco Advocate
$5 or more per month
All of the "Concerned Citizen" perks plus:


  • Access to my Conscious Citizen Discord channel
  • Access to writing exercises (which I hope to publish at least twice a month)
Includes Discord rewards
Protector of the Forests
$10 or more per month
All of the above plus:


  • 3 ebook copies of any of my fantasy or poetry books or an ebook copy of Reckoning Magazine (a literary journal of environmental justice)
  • access to snippets and drafts from my new manuscript of poetry / non-fiction in progress (working title: Trading Places with the Trees)
Includes Discord rewards
Enviro-Champion
$15 or more per month
All of the above plus:


  • A thank you in my new manuscript of poetry/non-fiction (working title: Trading Places with the Trees)
  • An electronic copy of my new manuscript of poetry/non-fiction when complete (patience, though, this will be a while before completion)
Includes Discord rewards
Earth Crusader
$25 or more per month
Everything above plus:


  • A hard copy of one of the following:
    -Any of my individual Faerie Tales from the White
    Forest fantasy novels
    -Her Red Book (hardback, poetry)
    -Every Day Angels (poetry)
    -Reckoning (literary journal of environmental justice)
    -Futuredaze Anthology of YA Science Fiction
    -Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror: Speculative Genre Exercises
  • A hard copy of my new manuscript after publication (working title: Trading Places with the Trees), some of which will be created and shared on this site.
    (note: patience, this will take a while to finish)
Includes Discord rewards
Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and the top of it, too) to all who have joined my Patreon community. Your contributions not only help to support me as a champion of words, but as a champion of our natural world. 

On May 18, 2018, the five people pictured above (me in the middle) were arrested for refusing to leave after we crossed the court-ordered injunction line around Kinder Morgan's tank farm on Burnaby Mountain in British Columbia. We have been charged with "criminal contempt of court," and are possibly facing jail time. For sitting in front of a fence. 

Funds from this site help fund:
  • the creation of new work;
  • literary and environmental activism;
  • costs related to legal issues around my arrest;
  • (if the site makes enough:) funds toward a collection of protestor statements and bios for later publication

Entries will be a mix of reporting from the arrest and fallout, personal memoir, and poetry. For the $5 subscriber you will have access to writing exercises and my Conscious Citizen Discord Channel. For the $10 subscriber I will also post snippets from my new manuscript (a combination of poetry and non-fiction, working title: Trading Places with the Trees) sprouting from an internship on a local permaculture farm. Print and ebook copies of books I've been published in are rewards for higher subscription memberships.

This campaign arose from requests to write about the arrests on Burnaby Mountain, from supporters wanting to know how to help from afar, and from my challenge to consciously recognize myself as a professional writer. I have the least amount of confidence in myself as a non-fiction writer, so this is part of that challenge. 

In case you don't know anything about me:

Danika Dinsmore is an author, educator, spokenword artist, and activist. Her early writing career was built on experimental and performance poetry. Her inspired performances earned her the Washington Poets Association award for Performance Poetry. She has published three books of poetry, an award-winning spokenword CD, a smattering of short stories, and a middle grade fantasy series (Faerie Tales from the White Forest). She spends her time with trees & children and teaches creative writing & world-building in schools, libraries, conferences & festivals across North America. She serves on the editorial staff of Reckoning, a journal of creative writing on environmental justice.


Recent posts by Danika Dinsmore

Tiers
Concerned Citizen
$3 or more per month
You are helping fund the production of new work and costs related to legal issues following my arrest for crossing the injunction line at the Kinder Morgan tank farm in BC.

This level gives you access to my entries and related poetry and non-fiction. 


Includes

  • Being part of my community
  • Patron-only content feed
  • My undying gratitude
Eco Advocate
$5 or more per month
All of the "Concerned Citizen" perks plus:


  • Access to my Conscious Citizen Discord channel
  • Access to writing exercises (which I hope to publish at least twice a month)
Includes Discord rewards
Protector of the Forests
$10 or more per month
All of the above plus:


  • 3 ebook copies of any of my fantasy or poetry books or an ebook copy of Reckoning Magazine (a literary journal of environmental justice)
  • access to snippets and drafts from my new manuscript of poetry / non-fiction in progress (working title: Trading Places with the Trees)
Includes Discord rewards
Enviro-Champion
$15 or more per month
All of the above plus:


  • A thank you in my new manuscript of poetry/non-fiction (working title: Trading Places with the Trees)
  • An electronic copy of my new manuscript of poetry/non-fiction when complete (patience, though, this will be a while before completion)
Includes Discord rewards
Earth Crusader
$25 or more per month
Everything above plus:


  • A hard copy of one of the following:
    -Any of my individual Faerie Tales from the White
    Forest fantasy novels
    -Her Red Book (hardback, poetry)
    -Every Day Angels (poetry)
    -Reckoning (literary journal of environmental justice)
    -Futuredaze Anthology of YA Science Fiction
    -Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror: Speculative Genre Exercises
  • A hard copy of my new manuscript after publication (working title: Trading Places with the Trees), some of which will be created and shared on this site.
    (note: patience, this will take a while to finish)
Includes Discord rewards