The Academy of American Poets is proud to be a sponsor of A Reading for the One Fund this Thursday, May 2 at 6pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston. Members of the Boston literary community will come together at this very special event to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston.
Featured readers include:
Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate
Sue Miller, bestselling author of While I Was Gone and The Lake Shore Limited
David Ferry, recipient of the 2012 National Book Award for Poetry
Fanny Howe, award-winning poet, fiction writer, and essayist
Sven Birkerts, author and AGNI editor
Jill McDonough, Pushcart Prize-winning poet
Fred Marchant, winner of the May Sarton Award
A donation of $10 is suggested at the door. The fundraising goal for the event is $5,000 and the audience is encouraged to give generously. All proceeds go to The One Fund.
This reading is sponsored by Boston Review, AGNI, Ploughshares, Grub Street, BU Center for the Humanities and College of General Studies, the Woodberry Poetry Room, Boston Book Festival, Consequence Magazine, the Mass Cultural Council, Suffolk University Poetry Center, the Academy of American Poets, the ALSCW, the Mass Poetry Festival, Harvard Bookstore, Black Ocean, Aforementioned Productions, the National Writers Union, and the Boston Poetry Union.