These have been sad weeks in Boston. All of us in the Ploughshares office were thankfully unhurt in the attacks on the Boston Marathon, and we send our sympathy to the victims and their families. We’ve been heartened by the way the Boston community has come together to support those affected by the attacks, and we want to do our part. So Ploughshares is co-sponsoring a reading organized by Boston Review this Thursday to benefit the One Fund.
Thursday, May 2 at 6PM, Emmanuel Church, 15 Newberry Street, Boston
Suggested donation of $10
Join the Boston literary community for a reading by Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate; Sue Miller, best-selling author of While I Was Gone and The Lake Shore Limited; Fanny Howe, award-winning poet, fiction writer, and essayist; author and AGNI editor Sven Birkerts; and acclaimed poet Jill McDonough – and more.
A donation of $10 is suggested at the door. Those who donate $100 or more will receive a Ploughshares totebag with an issue of Ploughshares and gifts from other sponsors. Our fundraising goal is $5,000 and the audience is encouraged to give generously. All proceeds from this event go to the One Fund Boston (onefundboston.org) in support of those most affected by the marathon attack.