Three slam poetry and storytelling events, the Zimbabwe Poetry Slam and African Folk Tales performances, will be held in Los Altos this month to promote the 15th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair. in Mountain View.
The performances will feature African and African-inspired poetry and bring to life African stories through the use of puppetry and costumes.
These poetry slam events help promote this year's Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair, which is put on by the Sustainable Living Foundation to raise money for the Makumbi Children's Home, an orphanage in the African country of Zimbabwe. As pre-race events, the poetry slams hope to forward the Sustainable Living Foundation's philosophy of "Be Fit, Create Art, Help Others."
Admission is free. Performances will be held at Know Knew Books on Thursday, Mar. 6, at 7 p.m., The Los Altos Public Library on Friday, Mar. 7, at 3:30 p.m., and Linden Tree Books on Saturday, Mar. 15, at 11 a.m. The run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair will be held on Mar. 23. More information is at www.ZimbabweParaguay.net