A quick note here to update you on the Walker Percy Weekend literary festival we have coming up in the early summer. We will be launching a Kickstarter campaign after the first of the year to raise some money to underwrite expenses. We’ve got a list of corporate sponsors, but we’re still in serious need of more help. If you personally or your company would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to help support the event, we would absolutely welcome your gift. The contribution would be tax-deductible because the Walker Percy Weekend is sponsored by the Julius Freyhan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) arts and culture charity. (The event is also intended as a fundraiser for the Freyhan Foundation.)

We need to nail down the participants in the panels, something I’ll be doing in the next few days. Everything is going very well otherwise. It would be a tremendous load off our minds — we, the organizers, I mean — if we could know that we had all our expenses covered. Please e-mail me at rod.dreher (at) gmail.com if you would like to help, or want more information.