WordsWest Literary Series presents “The Ides of March: Resistance and Immigration”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
C & P Coffee, Seattle
Join ACLU of Washington activist Christine Vukos-Walker as she shares her favorite poem as part of the WordsWest Literary Series “The Ides of March: Resistance and Immigration” poetry reading. The event features readings of original poetry by Donna Miscolta and ACLU-WA Technology and Liberty Director Shankar Narayan.
From WordsWest’s webpage:
Donna Miscolta’s short story collection Hola and Goodbye was selected by Randall Kenan for the Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman and publication by Carolina Wren Press in 2016. She is also the author of the novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced (Signal 8 Press, 2011). Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals, including the anthology Memories Flow in Our Veins: Forty Years of Women’s Writing from Calyx. Excerpts from her novel-in-progress The Education of Angie Rubio appear in The Adirondack Review and Crate (now the Santa Ana Review).
Poet Shankar Narayan explores identity, power, and race in a world where the body is flung across borders yet possesses unrivaled power to transcend them.  A Pushcart Prize nominee and a 2016 Fellow at Kundiman and at Hugo House, Shankar draws strength from his global upbringing and from his work as a civil rights attorney.  Shankar’s work appears in Jaggery, Panoply, Crab Creek Review, Raven Chronicles, the Litfuse Anthology, and the forthcoming Washington 129 Anthology, among other publications.  In Seattle, he awakens to the wonders of Cascadia every day, but his heart yearns east to his other hometown, Delhi.