Adam Stone is creating Literature and Podcasts
11

patrons

$53
per month
I'm a writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts who has spent nearly two decades working in the spoken word and slam communities.  I've edited and been published in a variety of anthologies and online journals, and spent several years vigilantly blogging an only slightly fictionalized memoir. I also run occasional writing workshops and give weekly prompts at the Cantab Lounge, where I listen to poetry while working behind the bar.

I spent a great deal of 2016 trying to inspire myself to get back into the mode of constant creation and working with a community, and kept hitting the Why Do I Do This Wall that many of my peers also keep running into head first.

I tried some accountability projects for myself, and each time got a solid month or two of writing before I felt like no one was interested, and I turned my focus to working or staging elaborate, unnecessary interventions for my cats.

I have the time and interest to get projects done, and re-integrate with some creative communities, and I'm hoping to use Patreon to set up the ultimate accountability: bosses, and people who are, literally, invested in seeing more work.

I'm going to be very up front with where the donated money is going. It won't be paying my rent or financing my cats' plastic bag licking addiction. I'll be splitting the money between printing physical books (both my own, and others...this expense will also include bar code purchasing and the financial demands of creating books), paying artists to do live shows and podcasts associated with various funded projects, and, of course, supporting other artists' Patreons.

Much like in the scary capitalistic world I grew up, the more a person donates, the more say they will have in what projects I give priority to. There will be comic-related podcasts, live shows where multiple poets from different cities get to create and be paid for shows they might not otherwise get the chance to work on, print versions of The Insafemode Journals and/or Honest Conversation Is Overrated, videos of Crooked Treehouse Shows, chapbooks about Tom Waits albums, podcasts about poets' and comics' weirdest touring stories, and more. But you, as a patron, get to say what you are most interested in watching/reading/listening to, and that is what I'll focus my energy creating.

I'll also do at least bi-weekly video updates about what projects are progressing in which way. And I actually look forward to the people putting their money where their mouth is using their mouth to tell me which art they'd like to see come to fruition. I'm not going to put forth any projects that I'm not eager to work on, and if I lose enthusiasm for something, I'll let you know as it happens, instead of letting it slowly taper off into radio silence.
Tiers
The Dollar Store
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual head nod. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts, video, and picture updates along the way.
Queer As A Three Dollar Investment
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
This option gets you access to the password protected page at The Crooked Treehouse where I'll be posting work that isn't public yet.
Give Me Five
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
For $5 a month, you get the previous rewards, as well as a 48 page pdf every month. Sometimes it will be poetry, sometimes retail woes, sometime memoirs about growing up on Cape Cod. But once a month you'll get some form of a designed book to read on your digital device. It will include cover art, copyright info, and some form of index, too.
Tender Loving Care
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You're a hero. You deserve more than just online gifts (but you'll still get those, too). At least three times during the calendar year, I will send you a physical copy of a book created this year. 
20/20 Foresight
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the previous rewards, plus you will get to hear unedited podcasts that will only be available to people who have pledged more than $20 a month. 
Is Your Company Hiring?
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I don't know what you do for a living that you can afford this, but Thank You. You get access to everything from the previous tiers, plus a handwritten collection of at least 100 pages  on the subject of your choice, delivered within six months of you signing up for this tier. You'll also get at least one additional physically printed book from my back catalog.
Goals
$53 of $100 per month
When I reach $100 a month, I will start booking new shows biweekly at The Crooked Treehouse.
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I'm a writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts who has spent nearly two decades working in the spoken word and slam communities.  I've edited and been published in a variety of anthologies and online journals, and spent several years vigilantly blogging an only slightly fictionalized memoir. I also run occasional writing workshops and give weekly prompts at the Cantab Lounge, where I listen to poetry while working behind the bar.

I spent a great deal of 2016 trying to inspire myself to get back into the mode of constant creation and working with a community, and kept hitting the Why Do I Do This Wall that many of my peers also keep running into head first.

I tried some accountability projects for myself, and each time got a solid month or two of writing before I felt like no one was interested, and I turned my focus to working or staging elaborate, unnecessary interventions for my cats.

I have the time and interest to get projects done, and re-integrate with some creative communities, and I'm hoping to use Patreon to set up the ultimate accountability: bosses, and people who are, literally, invested in seeing more work.

I'm going to be very up front with where the donated money is going. It won't be paying my rent or financing my cats' plastic bag licking addiction. I'll be splitting the money between printing physical books (both my own, and others...this expense will also include bar code purchasing and the financial demands of creating books), paying artists to do live shows and podcasts associated with various funded projects, and, of course, supporting other artists' Patreons.

Much like in the scary capitalistic world I grew up, the more a person donates, the more say they will have in what projects I give priority to. There will be comic-related podcasts, live shows where multiple poets from different cities get to create and be paid for shows they might not otherwise get the chance to work on, print versions of The Insafemode Journals and/or Honest Conversation Is Overrated, videos of Crooked Treehouse Shows, chapbooks about Tom Waits albums, podcasts about poets' and comics' weirdest touring stories, and more. But you, as a patron, get to say what you are most interested in watching/reading/listening to, and that is what I'll focus my energy creating.

I'll also do at least bi-weekly video updates about what projects are progressing in which way. And I actually look forward to the people putting their money where their mouth is using their mouth to tell me which art they'd like to see come to fruition. I'm not going to put forth any projects that I'm not eager to work on, and if I lose enthusiasm for something, I'll let you know as it happens, instead of letting it slowly taper off into radio silence.

Recent posts by Adam Stone

Tiers
The Dollar Store
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual head nod. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts, video, and picture updates along the way.
Queer As A Three Dollar Investment
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
This option gets you access to the password protected page at The Crooked Treehouse where I'll be posting work that isn't public yet.
Give Me Five
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
For $5 a month, you get the previous rewards, as well as a 48 page pdf every month. Sometimes it will be poetry, sometimes retail woes, sometime memoirs about growing up on Cape Cod. But once a month you'll get some form of a designed book to read on your digital device. It will include cover art, copyright info, and some form of index, too.
Tender Loving Care
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You're a hero. You deserve more than just online gifts (but you'll still get those, too). At least three times during the calendar year, I will send you a physical copy of a book created this year. 
20/20 Foresight
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the previous rewards, plus you will get to hear unedited podcasts that will only be available to people who have pledged more than $20 a month. 
Is Your Company Hiring?
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I don't know what you do for a living that you can afford this, but Thank You. You get access to everything from the previous tiers, plus a handwritten collection of at least 100 pages  on the subject of your choice, delivered within six months of you signing up for this tier. You'll also get at least one additional physically printed book from my back catalog.