I was so pleased and grateful that VelRo was invited to participate in the inaugural Write of Way Festival at the San Francisco Art Institute. The rooftop bookfair was incredible, and we got to read in the cafe space with views out over the Bay towards Alcatraz, complete with pristine white sailboats floating around.
What an honor to read alongside past featured readers Keith Donnell and Nicole Jost, as well as my brilliant co-curators Dirk Petersen and Sofia Lopez. I read selections from Things Not to Forget, (for some process photos check out #thingsnottoforgetbook on instagram and twitter) a collection of prose poems about my time in Ukraine, which I letterpressed and handbound in an edition of 28 this spring. And I didn’t cry, which is a real risk every time I read from this book.
Thank you to Miah Jeffra and all the organizers of Write of Way for a wonderful day!