This year’s benefit will be on November 19
Every fall, La Sociedad para las Artes organizes a benefit reading for Casa de Peregrinos, an emergency food bank in Las Cruces that feeds thousands of hungry mouths each year. La Sociedad has raised close to $60,000 for this organization over the 15+ years the benefit has been running.
Featured readers have included Juliana Spahr, ZZ Packer, Charles D’Ambrosio, Kevin McIlvoy, Antonya Nelson, Robert Boswell, and Charles Bowden. A silent auction runs congruent with the readings and a lively reception with live music is held afterwards. An annual chili cookoff pits graduate students against faculty in a fierce and tasty competition. The evening is unfailingly a good time, bringing together community-minded people with a passion for literature, art, music and throwing back a few cold ones in a loud, dark bar.
Please support our upcoming Hunger Benefits by buying or selling tickets, attending the event, publicizing it, bidding on auction items, or donating auction and door prizes. Because it is a community event, everyone’s efforts are not only welcome but needed.