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Eclipse Lit Launch Party

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Eclipse Lit of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia is a non-profit literary magazine, we publish work by underrepresented voices and by people who are struggling with trauma and depression. Our mission is to give an outlet for writers to heal through art while supporting organizations dedicated to helping people with trauma.

Join us on Saturday, May 22nd from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST in partnership with The Head & The Hand Books for a launch event of our first issue Sorrow and fundraising event for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Official Location is TBA

We wanted to give the option of making this both a physical event and a virtual event to adhere to people’s comfort levels.

When purchasing your ticket you will find options for either physical attendance or virtual attendance.

This event is a one-time ticketed price and it will act as a tax-deductible donation. The proceeds go to the joint efforts of both Eclipse Lit and AFSP. For those who are attending the physical event, we will be following Covid-19 restrictions.

“Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 in the U.S.” Which is why we are using our first issue, Sorrow, to donate to the work of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

There will be speakers and volunteers from the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as well as readings done by the contributors of Sorrow.

We chose the theme Sorrow for our first issue because we wanted to showcase that people are not alone in a time of dark. Suffering is a part of life, but so is joy. And where there is dark light will return again.

ARTIST BIOS TBA

There will also be food, raffles, and copies of our magazine during the event.

At Eclipse Lit, we inspire to create community involvement and distribution of our magazines to serve as a catalyst for change, building a safe space for different voices to share their narratives while also recognizing the universal stories we tell through experience and healing.

The goal is to create more equitable access to resources needed for mental health and wellbeing. Eclipse Lit is developing tools for a community of underserved people who need support at their most vulnerable moments.

We are grateful to be hosting our event at the Head & the Hand books who will hold copies of our magazine which will be available to attendees. Read more about them here: https://www.theheadandthehand.com/about

We hope you can join us in our effort to bring light and community during dark times.

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Eclipse Lit