Gala 2017

April 7, 2017
Baldoria on the Water
146 Van Gordon St, Lakewood, CO 80228
6-9 p.m.

Cocktail Attire, Fairy Tale Theme
(Ball gowns and wizard hats are welcome,
but a suit and tie will do!)

Gala Committee

Ian Leprino, Laura Leprino, Angela Lieurance,
Dani Hedlund, Mike St. John,
Suzanne Hickox, & Natalie Tysdal





At Tethered by Letters (TBL), we understand the power of stories, and we believe that they are worth fighting for. Partnering with several Colorado institutions—from high schools and universities to the Colorado prison system—TBL provides free educational and community outreach programs aimed at fostering a love of literature and increasing literacy rates. The best stories from these programs are included in our critically acclaimed literary journal, F(r)iction Series, which publishes the best contemporary literature and art from around the world!

In 2016 ALONE

Tethered by Letters has:

Helped 1,500 writers through our Free Editing Program

Lectured to 250 high school students

Published 150 authors and artists online and in print

Awarded more than $10,000 in author and artist compensation

Partnered with 10 universities to offer career support to students

Supported 12 members through their first book publication

Guided 18 interns through our professional training curriculum

Increased F(r)iction’s circulation to be the fastest growing literary journal in the US!

We hope you’ll join us and help keep great stories alive!


Tethered by Letters is excited to announce its second annual fundraising gala, Novel: Ever After. Under an enchanting fairy tale theme, this event will bring together hundreds of art and literature enthusiasts to celebrate great storytelling. All proceeds will fund Tethered by Letters’ myriad nonprofit initiatives, helping to provide extensive resources to the literary community of Colorado.

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More About Us

Based in Denver, Colorado, Tethered by Letters (TBL) is a nonprofit devoted to helping creatives reach their potential. Through our education, community, and publishing divisions, TBL works to foster a love of literature, increase literacy rates, and help new creators succeed in the publishing industry.

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Tethered by Letters is a nonprofit that relies on generous donations from people just like you! Every donation matters; any amount (even just $10) is the lifeblood of TBL.

Thank you for helping us keep this dream alive.

Tethered by Letters is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In addition to helping us cultivate the next generation of literature, your donation is fully tax deductible.

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