A reading centered on how language is a constant healing force in dealing with trauma. Writers will read from work which explores, enacts, and/or responds to experienced traumas. The language of trauma, its silence, fragmentation, inheritance. How trauma settles on the page. How trauma settles in us. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds. CYNTHIA CRUZ is the author of four collections of poetry: Ruin, The Glimmering Room, and Wunderkammer. Her fourth collection, How the End Begins, was published in March of 2016. Her essays, interviews and art writing have been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, and Hyperallergic. Cruz has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in writing and an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing from the School of Visual Arts.