Speaking Volumes 2022 featuring Ross Gay

Speaking Volumes 2022, featuring Ross Gay, on September 28 from 6:30 p.m. PT to 8:00 p.m. PT

On Wednesday September 28th, Pongo will host Speaking Volumes, our third annual fall fundraising celebration. Acclaimed poet and New York Times best-selling author, Ross Gaywill serve as the guest of honor and be featured throughout the evening. Speaking Volumes consists of two parts: a virtual reception (ticketed) and a main event (free to the public). 

From 6:30-7pm PST, Pongo will host a virtual reception and Q&A with Ross. Ticket purchases are required for the virtual reception. All ticket proceeds will support Pongo Poetry Project programming. 

From 7-8pm PST, Pongo will host the main event – our celebration. The celebration is free to the public but donations are strongly encouraged. The event will feature a poetry reading from Ross, the voices of our youth writers, and stories of impact from across our 27-year history.  All donations will support Pongo’s growth and allow us to share our poetry programming with youth who have experienced trauma across the country.