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Monday, November 10, 2008

SIXTEEN FLOORS ABOVE THE GROUND

Sixteen Floors Above the Ground: a Benefit for the Sudanese Lost Boys of Cleveland
will take place at the Lit, in the ArtCraft Building at 2570 Superior Avenue Suite 203 Cleveland, Ohio 44114

on Saturday, November 22nd at 7pm

Ten Poets! Michael Salinger, Mary Weems, Phil Metres, Elise Geither, Katie Daley, Ray McNeice, C. Allen Rearick, Mary O'Malley, TM Gottl & Bree will read their inspiring poetry.

Artworks by the Lost Boys themselves, plus painters George Fitzpatrick & Tom Kryss, potter Jim Lang, and book artists j.s. makkos & Bree, will be available via silent auction.

Refreshments are provided by Whole Foods market.
The poets have all been sponsored by local businesses and orgs, including Mac's Backs Books on Coventry, Lake Erie Craftsmen, Bottom Dog Press, John Carroll University, Clevelandpoetics (the blog), Spoiled & Pampered Doggy, Sisson's Flowers & Gifts, CORE Information Mgt., Cleveland Black Poetic, Amani Children's Foundation, and Insights Coffee & More.

Check out great local talent, and help raise money and awareness for the 29 Sudanese Lost Boys who are living in cleveland, OH. The first Lost Boys arrived in cleveland in February, 2001. They struggle with the American dream. Most came here with the hope of education. They wish to let people know they came here in peace, to love and be loved by their neighbors. This event, which steal's its name from Langston Hughes' 'Life is Fine' is intended to raise money for citizenship and education costs for these local Lost Boys.

The event was put together by Bree of Green Panda Press, Judith of The Lit, and Lara of the Friends of Sudanese Lost Boys of Cleveland. But it can only happen with YOU! So come on down, nibble, mingle and let your arm hairs to live poetry o my.

(a five dollar fee at the door, additional donations welcome)

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