A request (not for money) and an incentive

Dear Friends of the Endangered Alphabets,

I’m writing to ask you not for money but for suggestions.

This has been a great winter for the Alphabets. In the past six months they’ve been displayed and discussed at Carleton University in Ottawa, at Eastern Tennessee State University, at Harvard, at First Nations University in Regina (Saskatchewan) and most recently at American University in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, the recent Kickstarter campaign raised $5,000+ to print books in endangered alphabets for indigenous children in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

Where I need your help is in looking ahead. Almost all of those events and bookings were set up several months in advance, as you’d expect, so I need to be planning my Alphabet activities for the second half of 2014 right now.

Several of you have at various times recommended places where you thought the Alphabets might find a temporary home or showcase, and that’s what I’d like from you now: names of universities, libraries, museums or other institutions I can contact and send Alphabet information.

If you know the name of the specific person I should call or email, so much the better. If you yourself are in a position to book the Alphabets, better still!

Much of the basic information about booking the exhibition can be found at http://www.endangeredalphabets.com/?page_id=166.

Oh, and one small incentive: anyone who sends me a promising-looking contact will receive a signed copy of my book Endangered Alphabets.

Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!