Kudos: Bookstore hosts Katrina fundraiser

Aug. 29 will mark three years since Hurricane Katrina struck. The resulting death, devastation and destruction have been ranked near the sinking of the Titanic as one of the worst human-error-attributable tragedies ever.

To give voice to those still being affected in the Gulf Region, local poets and artists created a poetry anthology called “Words Upon the Waters: A Response by San Francisco Bay Area Artists in Support of Hurricane Katrina Survivors.”

Many of these authors will gather for a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Rebecca’s Books, 3268 Adeline St., Berkeley. The featured author is Alice Wilson-Fried, a native of New Orleans whose definitive New Orleans murder mystery is called “Outside Child.” Other writers in the lineup include poets Nina Serrano, Mary Rudge, Lindah Martin, Avotcja and Zigi Lowenberg. Wanda Sabir and Karla Brundage are hosting the event.

There also will be updates from Katrina survivors as well as a live-remote discussion with Gulf residents. A $5 donation is requested; proceeds go to Common Ground Health Clinic Alternative Medicine and Survivors for Survivors; proceeds from book sales go to Life of Mississippi in Biloxi, a group that provides services for seniors and the disabled.

For more information, call Rebecca’s at (510) 852-4768.

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