Word Sprout is creating Live Literature (and video)
2

patrons

$9
per month
WHO?
Hello! My name is Allison Broeren and I'm the Live Literature junkie that runs Word Sprout. What is Live Literature? Well, just like it sounds, it's stories, poems, rants, slams, edutainment lectures all performed in front of live audiences! It's part writing, and part performance, and anything can happen! 

Word Sprout produces about 8 monthly shows in Minneapolis. Poetry SlamMN! is one of the most competitively successful poetry slams in the country. We have placed in the Top 10 3 of the last 4 year years at the national competition. Story SlamMN! is a competitive night of Moth-like storytelling and is the longest running story slam in Minnesota. We have other amazing shows like OUTspoken! Queer Open Mic, The New Sh!t Show (all world premiers, all the time) and the Encyclopedia Show (A monthly nerd-core vaudevillian variety show on a topic). 

WHAT IS THIS?
patreon is like a Kickstarter,but it’s not based on one big project. You will make a pledge to support us each month for the work we are creating. You pick your level, your reward, and you can stop at any time. We hope that this will let us do smaller fundraisers each year instead of basing our entire season off of one fundraiser. This will also allow us to know where we are at as we are growing more events to entertain you! Here are some FAQ's about patreon too.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU SUPPORT?
You will collect your rewards like tickets, sponsorships, merch, shows and access to our members only page here for some top of the line cool stuff. 

Word Sprout has provided opportunities for hundreds of performers (see some examples of me and them in the activities page here) to get on stages in the Twin Cities and it is a shame that a lot of the performances are lost as soon as they start. I'd like to use my patreon page to keep up and keep growing the production side of my business, but also to support having the ability (and compensated time) to provide high quality videos and start a local television show! Our next steps involve that, adding two more festivals and bringing poetry into the high schools in the Twin Cities. I dream of doing this full time someday, and have ideas oozing out of my head that I'd like to have time to implement-so your help here can make it happen!

If you would like your patronage earmarked for strictly prize money, or other things, feel free to let us know and we will do that!

Thanks!
The goals are to the left, and the rewards are down below. You mean the world to me for thinking about supporting us!
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
HAIKU PACK
+May the unicorn be with you. 
And the glitter too.
Eternal blessings and thanks my friend.
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
TICKET 6 PACK
+Show 6 Pack
to be used at SlamMN! or Encyclopedia Show MPLS
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
OUT-OF-TOWNER PACK
+Word Sprout and MPLS Word Nerd merch and badge

+Special e-poetry print 
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $14 or more per month
0 patrons
SLAM FAN 
+Slam Fan Pack:
Free Access to Poetry and Story SlamMN! events each month
+Special e-poetry print
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
SILVER SPONSOR
+Silver Level Word Sprout Sponsor (Your name or logo on merch,mentioned at shows, and listed on the footer of the Word Sprout website)
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
SUPER FAN
+Word Sprout Super fan:
Free Access to all of our events (Poetry SlamMN!, Story SlamMN!, New Sh!t Show, Encyclopedia Show, and other special events)
+Free Plus 1 deals throughout the season
+Listed on the Word Sprout Website as an awesome Super Fan!
+Special e-poetry print
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
GOLD STAR SPONSOR
+Gold star sponsor.
Your logo appears on all of show merch, videos, banners, videos and is mentioned out loud in all recordings and shows. Your logo appears on the footer of the web page (over 10,000 unique hits/month). You are our sponsor among sponsors. 
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 patrons
PLATINUM MEMBER
+Platinum Member:  
2 Free Access to all of our events (Poetry SlamMN!, Story SlamMN!, New Sh!t Show, Encyclopedia Show, and other special events)
+A poet or storyteller available for the performance of your choice (within driving distance of Twin Cities or with added travel expenses)
+Listed on the Word Sprout Website as an awesome Super Fan!
+Special e-poetry print
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
BOMB LEVEL OF AWESOME
+A show put on for you or your company after at least 8 months of membership (within driving distance of Twin Cities or with added travel expenses)
+One additional show each year you are a member
+Listed on the Word Sprout Website 
+Special e-poetry print
+Access to patreon only section of page
Goals
$9 of $50 per month
To get to the next level I need to maintain and add on some new software and subscriptions to services (Sound Cloud, Adobe, Web Hosting/Site maintenance, things like that.) We will be able to release the best video we see each month.
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WHO?
Hello! My name is Allison Broeren and I'm the Live Literature junkie that runs Word Sprout. What is Live Literature? Well, just like it sounds, it's stories, poems, rants, slams, edutainment lectures all performed in front of live audiences! It's part writing, and part performance, and anything can happen! 

Word Sprout produces about 8 monthly shows in Minneapolis. Poetry SlamMN! is one of the most competitively successful poetry slams in the country. We have placed in the Top 10 3 of the last 4 year years at the national competition. Story SlamMN! is a competitive night of Moth-like storytelling and is the longest running story slam in Minnesota. We have other amazing shows like OUTspoken! Queer Open Mic, The New Sh!t Show (all world premiers, all the time) and the Encyclopedia Show (A monthly nerd-core vaudevillian variety show on a topic). 

WHAT IS THIS?
patreon is like a Kickstarter,but it’s not based on one big project. You will make a pledge to support us each month for the work we are creating. You pick your level, your reward, and you can stop at any time. We hope that this will let us do smaller fundraisers each year instead of basing our entire season off of one fundraiser. This will also allow us to know where we are at as we are growing more events to entertain you! Here are some FAQ's about patreon too.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU SUPPORT?
You will collect your rewards like tickets, sponsorships, merch, shows and access to our members only page here for some top of the line cool stuff. 

Word Sprout has provided opportunities for hundreds of performers (see some examples of me and them in the activities page here) to get on stages in the Twin Cities and it is a shame that a lot of the performances are lost as soon as they start. I'd like to use my patreon page to keep up and keep growing the production side of my business, but also to support having the ability (and compensated time) to provide high quality videos and start a local television show! Our next steps involve that, adding two more festivals and bringing poetry into the high schools in the Twin Cities. I dream of doing this full time someday, and have ideas oozing out of my head that I'd like to have time to implement-so your help here can make it happen!

If you would like your patronage earmarked for strictly prize money, or other things, feel free to let us know and we will do that!

Thanks!
The goals are to the left, and the rewards are down below. You mean the world to me for thinking about supporting us!

Recent posts by Word Sprout

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
HAIKU PACK
+May the unicorn be with you. 
And the glitter too.
Eternal blessings and thanks my friend.
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
TICKET 6 PACK
+Show 6 Pack
to be used at SlamMN! or Encyclopedia Show MPLS
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
OUT-OF-TOWNER PACK
+Word Sprout and MPLS Word Nerd merch and badge

+Special e-poetry print 
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $14 or more per month
0 patrons
SLAM FAN 
+Slam Fan Pack:
Free Access to Poetry and Story SlamMN! events each month
+Special e-poetry print
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
SILVER SPONSOR
+Silver Level Word Sprout Sponsor (Your name or logo on merch,mentioned at shows, and listed on the footer of the Word Sprout website)
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
SUPER FAN
+Word Sprout Super fan:
Free Access to all of our events (Poetry SlamMN!, Story SlamMN!, New Sh!t Show, Encyclopedia Show, and other special events)
+Free Plus 1 deals throughout the season
+Listed on the Word Sprout Website as an awesome Super Fan!
+Special e-poetry print
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 2 patrons
GOLD STAR SPONSOR
+Gold star sponsor.
Your logo appears on all of show merch, videos, banners, videos and is mentioned out loud in all recordings and shows. Your logo appears on the footer of the web page (over 10,000 unique hits/month). You are our sponsor among sponsors. 
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $75 or more per month
0 patrons
PLATINUM MEMBER
+Platinum Member:  
2 Free Access to all of our events (Poetry SlamMN!, Story SlamMN!, New Sh!t Show, Encyclopedia Show, and other special events)
+A poet or storyteller available for the performance of your choice (within driving distance of Twin Cities or with added travel expenses)
+Listed on the Word Sprout Website as an awesome Super Fan!
+Special e-poetry print
+Access to patreon only section of page
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
BOMB LEVEL OF AWESOME
+A show put on for you or your company after at least 8 months of membership (within driving distance of Twin Cities or with added travel expenses)
+One additional show each year you are a member
+Listed on the Word Sprout Website 
+Special e-poetry print
+Access to patreon only section of page