Yesterday, I donated $40 on Kickstarter to Pilot Books' Bamwood project. I've written about this before, but it's important. Here's how Pilot Books explains the project:

Every month, authors from around the country (and Canada) converge on a special blue rug in Seattle. They come to read and occasionally to write at Pilot Books. They’re poets, novelists, flash fictionados, short storytellers, performance artists, playwrights, and more.

What they have in common is a love for small press and independent literature. We do, too, and we want to capture their diverse artistic angles on camera with the BAMWOOD video series.

But first, we need a camera.

What we have today is a 7-year-old point and shoot... or a camera phone. Not pretty.

What we're asking for is a NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens Handycam with a 16mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens and a tripod. Much better!

Like the headline of this post says, they're a little over $300 shy of their goal. There are all kinds of nifty (Christmas-gift worthy?) gifts if you donate, including a personalized phone call from a local poet. This is a worthy cause to advance Seattle's book scene and I hope you'll give what you can.

UPDATE: The goal has been met. Yay!