Last year, I put out a call for stories, photographs, and artwork for a project called the Mendo Fire Storybook. The book is just about finished, and we are planning our release party. It is a collection of people's stories and images about the October 2017 fires. There are poems, narratives, interviews, photos, paintings, drawings, and a script from all kinds of people who faced the fire and had all different outcomes. We'll now have a published book giving a combined voice to those stories to preserve our history and help us heal.
Here's the link to the event: facebook.com/events/2369253363349429/
I hope you can join us to celebrate our achievement together.
— Jannah Mannix