2nd Fundraising Event for Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria, Saturday, April 8, 2023, 7pm

Please join us on Saturday, April 8, 2023, 7pm, at Counterpath (7935 East 14th Ave.) for a night of readings, film, food, drinks, art sales, and more, with readings by Andrea Rexilius, Sparrow, and Stella Corso, and a film, Lusty Crest, by Kati Skelton.

All proceeds from sales will go toward supporting relief efforts for victims of the recent earthquakes in southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria that have led to more than 50,000 deaths and the displacement of millions in both countries. 

There’s no fee to attend the event but we invite everyone to donate as much as they can to one of the three NGO’s listed below. Even $5 goes a long way in Turkey and Syria.


Andrea Rexilius is the author of: Sister Urn (Sidebrow, 2019), New Organism: Essais (Letter Machine, 2014), Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine, 2012), and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation (Rescue Press, 2011), as well as the chapbooks, Séance (Coconut Books, 2014), To Be Human (Horseless Press, 2010), and Afterworld (above/ground press, 2020). She earned an M.F.A. in Poetry from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005), and a Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Denver (2010). Andrea is the Program Director for Regis University’s Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing. She also teaches in the Poetry Collective at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

Sparrow is a queer Congolese poet whose work centers around coming of age, her observations of her generation, peers, love, racism and her relationship with her mental health. She began writing at 15 years old, became a published poet at 17 years old by the Denver Post and began performing her work last year. Sparrow, now 19 years old, is an English Major at the University of Denver and continues performing her work across Colorado.

Stella Corso is the author of the poetry collections TANTRUM (Rescue Press, 2017) and Green Knife (also forthcoming from Rescue Press this fall) along with chapbooks Wind & the Augur and Taboo Vivant. She is a founding member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater and is currently the Associate Editor for the Denver Quarterly


Lusty Crest, a short film by Kati Skelton, in which a love hotel is taken over by supernatural sexual entities (14 minutes).

Kati Skelton is a writer, director, and editor based in Los Angeles. Her work has aired on Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Quibi. Her pilot LUSTY CREST won Special Jury Recognition for Comedy at SXSW 2020.

& more TBA!

NGOs that accept donations:

Heyva Sor