What does home mean to you?
Aunt Lute Books is pleased to present Home in the Bay, a California-based reading series centering the voices of those impacted by houselessness, gentrification, migration, and colonization. We are partnering with Sogorea Te' Land Trust, POOR Magazine, Poets Reading the News, and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, organizations doing radical work around our relationships to place and location as well as to each other.
THE FIRST EVENT
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
5 PM PT
Join us for the first event in the series, a virtual reading September 15th at 5 pm PT featuring talented writers, storytellers, and folklorists ranging from indigenous culture bearers to previously unhoused authors to Bay Area transplants. The event will conclude with a book launch celebration of the latest releases from POOR Press.
This event will be free and include closed captioning. Please reach out to Aunt Lute Books at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further accessibility needs; we are happy to accommodate.
Readers will be announced next week so stay tuned!
ABOUT OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
Poets Reading the News is a digital news platform based in the San Francisco Bay Area that bridges poetry and current events.
The Anti-eviction Mapping Project is a data visualization, critical cartography, digital storytelling collective documenting dispossession and resistance upon gentrifying landscapes.
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led land trust that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.
POOR Magazine is a poor people led/indigenous people led grassroots non-profit, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, arts, education and solutions to silenced youth, adults and elders in poverty across the globe.
We are an intersectional, feminist press dedicated to publishing literature by those who have been traditionally underrepresented in or excluded by the literary canon. Core to Aunt Lute’s mission is the belief that the written word is critical to understanding and relating to each other as humans. Through the sharing of stories, we strengthen ties across cultures and experiences, and at the same time honor the hurt, loss, and harm incurred through structural power imbalances, prejudiced and gendered systems, and ancestral trauma. We uplift these voices in order to build a more just future.
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org.