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  • Date: May 31
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm PT

BOOST: Poetry to Uplift Your Spirits (A benefit for Tara Hardy)

Hugo House writer-in-residence and beloved author, Tara Hardy, needs our help. In January 2012, Tara had been in the hospital with a life-threatening, undiagnosed health condition. Since that time, Tara has been admitted to the hospital three more times and spent the better part of the year fighting to stay alive, not the least of which was undergoing chemotherapy. Tara’s community is coming together to help alleviate some of the financial burden she faces. She is currently undergoing a rigorous two-year treatment, the cost of which not covered by health insurance is $18,000 per year.

On May 31st at Richard Hugo House, Tara’s friends and colleagues will host a benefit to raise funds. BOOST: Poetry to Uplift Your Spirits will feature a line-up of Tara’s nearest and dearest, reading feel-good poems for this great cause.

$15 in Advance / $20 at the door

OR become a BOOSTER! The $100 ticket-level gets you a reserved seat in the first two rows, a signed copy of Tara’s first book, “Bring Down the Chandeliers” and a limited edition poster.

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Cedar Adison Smith
Kristina Armenakis
Patch Avery
Ela Barton
Sara Brickman
Elaina Ellis
Karen Finneyfrock
Tara Hardy
Maya Hersh
Dorothy Kent
Ruth Mason Paul
Kathleen Nacozy
Lisa Slater
Casey Tonnelly

The money raised from this show will help greatly. However, it’s not enough. We need to raise $10,000 to help Tara offset the $18,000 she will spend on medical care this year. To read about Tara’s diagnoses and/or to make a donation, please visit:


You can also post an encouraging message on the IndieGoGo site or Facebook page. Thank you so much for your support, and we hope to see you on May 31st.