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aaduna poet, Sean O'Grady...

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performed solo at the Auburn Public Theatre last night as part of that venue's open mic night.  (Sean's poetry was published in the premier issue of aaduna.)  He covered "Joy Division" by Simon Joyner, "Arienette" by Bright Eyes, and "Blood Bank" by Bon Iver.  His vocals and guitar playing were well received by the audience.







A local supporter of aaduna, Bob Brower led the Auburn Public Theatre House Band through a three song set that showcased Bob's vocals and the musicianship of the pianist and lead guitarist.  He graciously recognized aaduna and its literary scope before starting the band's repertoire.   

More "good news" to come....

Volume 1, Issue 2...

is coming along.  We have identified the writers, and I suspect this issue will have another original feel to it as the envelope gets pushed a little more.  There will be some interesting photographs that mark the seasons this issue will embrace: spring and summer.

A grant application will go out this week.  We need to solidify the technology infrastructure to facilitate our move forward for the Fall issue, as well as an initiative centered on unpublished creative writing at the high school level.  This effort is part of aaduna's literacy objective.  More news to come....

Foundation Search

The process of investigating foundation priorities has started with the first two investigated no longer providing support for unsolicited applications.  In these cases, the foundations have narrowly focused national giving to a limited number of organizations.  A request for an application for a regional foundation was made today, and this organization has supported cultural and environmental groups in central New York for more than three decades.

I will periodically post updates on grantmanship efforts.  Of course, suggestions are always welcome.