This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.
In connection with Bay Area Writers Resist and the national "Writers for Migrant Justice" fundraising events to support the work of Immigrant Families Together (IFT), we're hosting a reading with Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Julia Delgado Lupera, Maw Shein Win, Chris Feliciano Arnold, and Tongo Eisen-Martin. 20% of our sales from the night will be donated directly to Immigrant Families Together. If you cannot attend, but wish to donate you can donate directly here.
Immigrant Families Together (IFT) was founded in June 2018 in response to the immigration policy separating families at the U.S./Mexico border. They pay bonds for parents in detention and work to reunite them with their children. Additionally, they support over 100 reunited families as they recover from their detention trauma and adjust to life in the U.S. while their asylum cases are adjudicated. All of the IFT volunteers are working pro-bono. Thus, ALL of your funds will go directly to rapid response needs. The New York Times article "How Regular Americans Can Help Reunite Migrant Families " says more about the impact of IFT and why we love them.
“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.”
--San Francisco Chronicle
Winner of the 2019 GLCA New Writers Award
An NPR Best Book of 2018
Literary Nonfiction. Latinx Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Published in a bilingual English and Spanish edition. Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ Anthology. CU NTAMELO began as a cover story for SF Weekly, and, eventually in 2014 with local grant support, Lopera was able to self publish. The first edition of 300 books sold out within a week.
In her first full-length collection of poems, Win depicts a colorful world imbued with unexpected paradoxes: nature is both comforting and savagely unnerving; love is permanent and fleeting; the accuracy and flaws of memory abound.
A sweeping look at the war over the Amazon—as activists, locals, and indigenous tribes struggle to save it from the threat of loggers, drug lords, and corrupt cops and politicians
Shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin International Poetry Prize
2018 American Book Award Winner
2018 PEN Oakland Award Winner
Winner of the 2018 California Book Award for Poetry
2018 NCIBA Poetry Book of the Year