2020 Fully Booked: 5th Annual Tuleburg Press Fundraiser

Give today to help Tuleburg Press | The Write Place

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Give today to help Tuleburg Press | The Write Place

Join Us on This Journey

So much has happened in such a short time!

But we can’t hold Fully Booked, our annual fundraising dinner that grosses nearly $40,000 for The Write Place.

Instead, we are bringing Fully Booked directly to you, September 21-25, with 5 days of virtual activities, showcasing literacy, book arts, and the spoken word.

Our 5-day literary extravaganza is FREE

But we would love for you to donate what you would have spent on tickets for two for $160 and celebrate with us from home.

Thank you for being a part of this story!

  • Donate to our main giving page below.
  • Donate through PayPal
  • Attend our virtual Fully Booked 2020 throughout the week of Sept. 21 - 25
  • Like and Follow our Facebook and Instagram

If making a donation by mail, please make checks payable and send to:
Tuleburg Press
343 E. Main St. 101
Stockton CA 95202

Time During COVID-19

On March 23, 2020, we closed the doors to The Write Place to shelter in place. The kids in the after school program didn’t even get to take their projects home. We cancelled classes, we called our funders, and then we got to work.

Because we knew we needed to shift gears during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep our nonprofit agile and useful in our community. Our 3-person staff made more beautiful journals and paper.

  • When Stockton Poet Laureate Tama Brisbane wrote her pandemic poem “Revelation,” we cranked up the 100-year-old Chandler & Price letterpress and printed it. When George Floyd was murdered, we printed Black Lives Matter posters and handed them out during local, peaceful demonstrations.
  • We offered B&W and color printing to students and teachers still in school but cut off from district printing sources and prepared take home lessons for preschool teacher, handouts and PowerPoint slides for college teachers and students all at The Write Place.
  • When the virus threatened to shut us down completely, we prepared like a small business, applying for the Payroll Protection Program to keep out part-time staff. We applied for an emergency loan and banked it in case we absolutely could not produce the necessary revenue to maintain the organization.
  • We prepared activity packs with books and school supplies for 100 children and gave them out at Taft Community Center and at the two San Joaquin Housing Authority projects, Sierra Vista and Conway Homes.
  • We put artist and author Orlando Molina in front of kids through Zoom, so they could continue to write during the summer and got support from the Housing Authority to provide residents with Chrome Books and hotspots.
  • We partnered with Community Medical Centers and worked all summer on Words Outspoken, a project to educate our community about opiate and other substance use issues. We set up papermaking at Hatch Workshop and made journals at The Write Place – all with 6 or fewer participants, masked and social distanced.

As you can see, we didn’t let the virus stop us from serving and engaging our community in the most creative and safest way possible!

About Tuleburg Press

Tuleburg Press, a Stockton nonprofit 501(c)(3) publishing company, was formed in 2013 to locate, mentor and publish local authors who write about regional issues or set their stories within our environs.

We began with a novel about the exploitation of black athletes by a fictional CSU and six books later, launched a full-color book of haiku with photography by Lodi resident Barron Sudderth. Our publications are varied as are our regional interests. We’ve published the history of the Philomathean Club, A Lady’s Place, by Mary Jo Gohlke and The Great Chinese New Year’s Race and Other Children’s Plays by Heather Rule.

In March, 2017, Tuleburg Press signed a lease with Cort Companies to open The Write Place on the ground floor of Cort Tower. Since then more than 600 people have taken classes here or come to our speaker series or attended writing workshops which more than 90% are low income and 50% of those are very low income. We hosted Derek Moore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who was part of the team that covered the 2018 Sonoma fires, and Dan Gioia, California’s Poet Laureate.

At the Write place, we provide classes in creative writing, calligraphy (including cursive), paper making, book binding and letterpress printing are offered at our center, the only place these kinds of book arts experience are offered in the San Joaquin Valley!

The Write Place reaches out to many diverse communities. We hosted youth and adults from the Kelley’s Angels Foundation; the Central United Methodist Church; The ARC, for People with Developmental Disabilities, the Children’s Home of Stockton and STAND. We held field trips for Spanos and Kohl Elementary Schools. We also provide an office and a home, rent-free to With Our Words, Stockton’s youth poetry collective, founded by Stockton’s Poet Laureate Tama Brisbane.