Welcome to Kindred Creatives Art and Literary Press, we are glad you are here! We are gearing up to open a Brick and Mortar Space in Lewisville, TX. What will we have you ask?
A BOOKSTORE! A MAKERSPACE! A LITERACY CENTER!
We here at Kindred Creatives have a love for literacy and creativity and we want to share our joy with the world but even more so Lewisville and Denton County.
Will focus on Early Childhood Literacy, YA, Poetry and Literary Works. Mission is to have 60% of the books be independent authors and self published, while the rest will be from publishers. People who participate in the Literary Press, their books and submissions will go on the shelves as well.
People of all ages, have the opportunity to come and create whether it be painting, building, dancing and more. There will be dedicated classes and drop ins. Will provide a safe space for all.
The Literacy Center AKA The Lit Lounge:
We know that Literacy Inspires Thinking… and when you begin to think… you question things and find your own truth. Literacy is an issue, many kids and adults struggle with homework, filling out forms, and more. The Lit Lounge offers tutoring, classes, workshops, and events.
What will the 50K Seed Money be used for?
- Monthly Rent: for 6 months: $2000 a month= $12,000
- Technology: Point of Sales System, 4 Computers for the lab, security system, Internet, Website $14,500
- Books and Supplies: $10,000
- Marketing Materials: Flyers, postcards, stickers, $3,500
- Programs, Events and Initiatives: $10000
The hope is that the bookstore and gift shop will begin to fund the space.