Tomorrow, I'm driving from Seattle down to Portland just so I can read for The Whitenoise Project at Artists' Milepost. If you live nearby, I hope you'll swing by for at least three reasons:
1. This is one of your last chances to check out the De-canon Visibility Project, a pop-up literary arts project featuring artists/writers of color, currently hosted by Milepost 5.
2. You'll get to hear the following six (!) readers: Melissa Bennett, Trevino Brings Plenty, Skyler Reed, Bella Hall, Manuel Arturo Abreu, and me.
3. I will be donating 100% of my book sales from this event to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (most likely through Kerala Association of WA, which will match donations and plans to send financial contributions in phases) which is instrumental in rebuilding/relief efforts in Kerala. Many of you know that my father is from one of the towns that was hit the hardest. The devastation from this most recent monsoon is unfathomable and those of us in the position to help are being called on. If you'd like to know more ways you can contribute, please feel free to connect with me directly and I will be happy to share more links or connect with me on Facebook. #StandWithKerala
Please come celebrate the De-Canon Visibility Project, give a listen to the many varied voices of color, and if you're in the market for poetry or would like to help me raise a little cash for Kerala, pick up a collection from me.
Thanks to Jake Vermaas for including me in another wonderful line-up!
Friday, August 24, 2018
8155 NE Oregon
Portland, OR 97213
Reading begins at 7:00 p.m.
Natasha Kochicheril Moni is a writer and a licensed naturopath in WA State. Enjoying this blog? Feel free to put a little coffee in Natasha's cup, right here.