Foothills Publishing has been a staple of the literary community here for years, and since 1986, the press has published over 300 chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry, including by several local poets. Its founder and editor, Michael Czarnecki, has given workshops all over northeast, PA and other pockets of the tri-state area. What makes the press especially unique is that the books are handcrafted, making them total works of art.
Recently, the press suffered a major setback. Michael and his wife, Carolyn, had a devestating house fire that destroyed most of their possessions, including the books. The family’s Amish neighbors have volunteered to do a house-raising, if enough funds are raised.
An indigogo campaign has been launched to try to salvage the press and restore the home. You can find more info about it here. Any size donation would be much appreciated.