This Friday evening, April 13th, 7pm, come enjoy a night of poetry, prose, art, and coffee! The English Department is putting on a poetry reading to benefit Grenn de Lespwa (“Seed of Hope”), a recently founded school benefiting children living in an impoverished Haitian refugee community in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Professors, grad students, and students will be reading, and the evening includes an open mic portion and a silent auction of original Haitian artwork. Gather in the multipurpose room of the Graduate Life Center (right next to Au Bon Pan). Suggested (and much appreciated) donation of $5. All proceeds go to Project Esperanza’s efforts to help the seed of hope take root through providing teacher salaries, books, materials, and hopefully a new school building.