Pumphouse Players and Exhume Magazine have partnered to bring poetry reading to their collective audiences. However, our June 13, 2020 event has been cancelled in support of Black Lives Matter.
From the official statement:
“Given the continuing onslaught of police violence, as well as the more urgent need to protest for change, Exhume Magazine and Pumphouse Players have decided to postpone the first installment of our Second Saturday readings, which was scheduled for June 13th. We suggest that any donations that were planned for the month of June be sent to the NAACP, or any bailout, police reform, or racial justice fund you deem fit…
At the onset of these projects I hoped to create space for writers and creatives to be able to come together virtually for a sense of community during the pandemic. As the last few weeks have progressed, it has become clear that other causes are much more urgent. I do not want to detract from the current movement in any way. Exhume was founded in the interest of publishing and uplifting diverse voices, and must live up to that mission.”
Read the full statement by Exhume EIC Scarlett Peterson here.
Our first poetry event will now be held Saturday, July 11, at 8 PM.