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5/1: Poetry for Water

Posted by novoscene on May 1, 2008

Maxine Hong Kingston & Dave Eggers

It’s time to open your ears to some lyrical verses while opening your checkbooks for a good cause. Poetry for Water is a series of fund raising programs featuring words and performances by the Bay Area’s litterati with all proceeds going towards building the second of a series of water catchment areas along the migration route of the Samburu people of Northern Kenya, near the border with Ethiopia. The water will not only save their children from the fatal diseases of polluted water sources, but will also help to sustain the Samburu¹s fragile nomadic way of life.
Tonight’s reading features local luminaries Dave Eggers, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roger Housden, Elizabeth Rosner, and Nina Wise with Beth Lisick handling the MC duties.
Word to the wise: get there early. The previous two events, which featured performances by Peter Coyote, Anne Lamott, Jack Kornfield, Jane Hirshfield sold out early.

Poetry for Water
$30
7pm
Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center
Intersections of Marina Blvd and Buchanan St, San Francisco
415.345.7575
http://www.fortmason.org/boxoffice

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