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“Every Person in This Town Loves Football” BY Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Print (Signed Edition, Benefit for the Ruth Ellis Center)

Wolverine Press

  • $ 3000

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This is a CHARITABLE edition. Every dime collected in the sale and distribution of these prints will be donated to the Ruth Ellis Center of Detroit in support of their vital mission. 

Wolverine Press hand-made these letterpress prints in celebration of Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s visit to campus in the autumn of 2018 as part of our ongoing support of the Helen Zell Visiting Writers Series (HZVWS). Gabrielle generously suggested that we take some copies signed by her and sell them in support of a local charity that provided outreach to LGBTQ teens.

Gabrielle signed an assortment of prints, and then on some of these she inscribed either a short writing prompt or a long prompt, as an extra bonus. We’ve divided these into three editions:

Signed Edition (4 Prints): $20

Signed with Short Writing Prompt (10 Prints): $30

Signed with Long Writing Prompt + Signed Edition (5 Pairs of Prints): $50

We’ve chosen to partner with the excellent people at the Ruth Ellis Center of Detroit: “The mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.” This partnership is especially natural because Ruth Ellis, for whom the center is named, worked her whole life as a job printer.

An Overview of the Ruth Ellis Center (PDF)

Ruth Ellis operating a platen printing press nearly identical to the Chandler and Price press used at Wolverine Press.