Annual Fundraiser

We’re looking forward to gathering once again for our annual fundraiser! This year, we're back at lovely Green Door Gourmet Farm.


We are deeply honored to welcome the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States, Ada Limón. Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was the host of the critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. She grew up in Sonoma, California and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she writes and teaches remotely. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is out now from Milkweed Editions.

Limón will give a free reading, open to the public, and signed copies of her books will be available for purchase from Parnassus Books.

Following the reading, our ticketed fundraiser will feature a performance from musical guest Abigail Washburn, followed by Limón in conversation with Major Jackson, host of the poetry podcast The Slowdown. The event will include beer, wine, and a signature cocktail; heavy hors d'oeuvres; and DIY screen-printing fun from our friends  Hip Hues. Ticketed options include:

Sanctuary Circle Patrons ($250) will receive digital signage recognition at the event, preferred seating, a signed copy of The Hurting Kind, a limited edition broadside of Limón's "Sanctuary" poem designed by Rachel Briggs, a commemorative Porch branded tablet sleeve, and complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and signature cocktails.

General Admission Patrons ($100) will receive complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and signature cocktails, and a commemorative Porch branded tablet sleeve.

Masks are required for the signing line.

5 p.m.: Doors
5:30 p.m.: Reading by Ada Limón with Q&A and book signing. Masks are required. 
6:30 p.m.: Doors open for fundraiser; drinks and hors d'oeuvres on the lawn **In the event of inclement weather, we will move indoors.
7:30 p.m.: Event program begins


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