Such a simple idea – have an evening of spoken word, poetry and readings in the Bay Area, and send the money raised to those in need. A village in India can then have clean water for the first time and prevent three or four children a month dying from water borne diseases. There are thousands of villages throughout India without clean running water.
All it takes to change that is $8,000 -10,000 per village. That sum pays for a well with simple hand pump, a rainwater collection tank, and eco-sanitation toilets. The groundwork is done by a UK charity, Wherever The Need, which also has non-profit status in the US.
Poetry for Water with Anne Lamott, Roger Housden, Nina Wise
Who says poetry is ineffectual when it comes to the real world?
Sunday, November 8, 2009 || 2pm
Throckmorton Theatre|| Mill Valley
Tickets $20/30|| click here to purchase
Anne Lamott is an internationally best-selling author living in Marin. Her books include Bird By Bird, Traveling Mercies, and Operating Instructions.
Roger Housden is author of the popular Ten Poems series, including Ten Poems to Change Your Life and his new anthology, For Lovers of God Everywhere: Poems of the Christian Mystics.
Nina Wise is known for her provocative and original solo performance works. Her pieces have received seven Bay Area Critic’s Circle Awards.