Join us for our winter Akinto creative gathering, an evening of poetry and conversation about grief, community, and caregiving. Featuring work by Margaret Ronda and Marilyn McEntyre, followed by a group discussion and conversation. As always, the event will begin with an open mic session; arrive early to secure a spot.
Margaret Ronda is the author of two poetry books: Personification (2010), which won the 2009 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, and For Hunger (Saturnalia Books, 2018), as well as a critical study, Remainders: American Poetry at Nature’s End (Stanford UP, 2018). She teaches American poetry and environmental literature and theory at the University of California-Davis.
Marilyn McEntyre is a writer and professor of medical humanities at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Marilyn is the author of 14 books, including A Faithful Farewell, A Long Letting Go, and Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies. She cares about connecting spirituality, politics, food, healthcare, care for the earth and its creatures, care for language and public discourse, and finding new ways to live together on a planet that needs healing.
Akinto connects what is like and unlike. It makes kin with everything it touches, morphing every time it gathers. This quarterly(ish) series in Sacramento brings together people who create things to see what happens when we create together. Each gathering will be like and unlike what came before it–from traditional readings to unpredictable happenings.