On Friday June 5th, at 4pm PST, I will participate in an online benefit reading for Shade Literary Arts.
Joan Gelfand, Neil Perry Gordon, Anlor Davin, and Hari Lamba will also read, and I am honored to be included with these fine writers.
Details of the event are summarized below and more information is posted on the eventbrite link. Please note that you do not have to donate to watch the reading.
Description of virtual benefit readings for Shade Literary’s emergency fund for queer writers of color
First of all, Authors, Large and Small and Shade Literary acknowledge the injustice of wrongful law enforcement killings of Black people. We support Black Lives Matter and see and hear the affected communities.
Shade Literary Arts and Authors, Large and Small Literary Publicity are coming together to host virtual benefit readings for Shade Literary’s emergency fund for queer writers of color struggling due to coronavirus. The fund distributes small direct grants, usually of a few hundred dollars each, to as many individual applicants as possible.
These events are pay-what-you-can – no one turned away, but please give as much as you can because your help directly impacts people’s lives. These events take place Friday June 5th, Friday June 12th, and Friday June 19th, all at 4pm to 5:00 pm PST and will be recorded so ticket-holders can listen later.
Here’s the lineup for the third event, Friday June 5th, at 4pm PST
Joan Gelfand (novelist, poet and filmmaker, will read ecological poetry about the Pacific Northwest)
Terry Tierney (poet, speaker, scholar of Victorian literature, will read from his latest book A Poet’s Garage)
Neil Perry Gordon (historical fiction writer, will read from Hope City, about 1890s Alaskan pioneers)
Anlor Davin (tennis star, classroom teacher, Zen meditation leader, will read from her memoir Being Seen, about life with an autism diagnosis)
Hari Lamba (engineer and environmental activist, will read from his new book Brighter Climate Futures in honor of World Environment Day)