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Port Townsend, Washington — 5 Comments

  1. Tenzing here, Moon-Day, August 22.

    Our event’s shaping up nicely even if my personal computer’s out of action
    (I’m using a library computer right now).

    Several poets have volunteered to be featured readers, including Gary Copeland Lilley, Norman Schaefer, Bill Mawhinney of Northwind Arts Center, and poet/bookmaker/artist Rebecca Rafuse. Just this morning, over a food co-op table, Artis (AKA The Spoonman) asked to join us (word-search his name for some great Youtube experience).

    Here’s the basic info for the main event:

    100,000 Poets for Change: A Global Event
    To End War, Poverty and Hunger

    Free Poetry! Free Food!

    The Boiler Room
    Saturday, Sept. 24
    4 pm to 7 pm

    Featured poets and open-mic in conjunction with our weekly Food Not Bombs free soup

    . . .

    The “to end war, poverty and hunger” focus is what the Boiler Room staff, board and I decided to mainly focus on, using some of the aims of Food Not Bombs.
    More later.

    Great to see so many events planned all around the earth.

    Salud, Tenzing

    • Several poets have signed on as featured readers, including Artis (AKA The Spoonman), Gary Copeland Lilley, Norman Schaefer, R.O.B. (Robert Komishane) Rebecca Rafuse, Bill Mawhinney, Dena Shunra, Jerry Chawes and myself. I think the Open-Mic part of the event (which Bill will emcee) will rock hard.

      • The full list [maybe] of featured poets is now:

        Artis (AKA “The Spoonman”)
        Danielle Bowen
        Jerry Chawes
        Robert Komishane (AKA R.O.B.)
        Kimberly Kinser
        Gary Copeland Lilley
        Bill Mawhinney
        Rebecca Rafuse
        Norman Schaefer
        Dena Shunra
        Karma Tenzing Wangchuk

        This will be followed by an Open-Mic, in conjunction with an expanded version of the regular Saturday Food Not Bombs free soup, other related actions before, during and after as they happen.

        This should be one lively, fun, deep, meaningful, and change-full time. Great to be sharing it with so many other people worldwide. Thanks, Michael and All.

  2. We’ve now added a third element for the event–following the featured-reader and open-mic sections of our PT 100,000 Poets for Change event, there’s going to be a drum-circle for the sake of drumming in the changes each and all of us want. So bring a drum or something to drum on (pots and pans allowed).

    • Great to hear about the drum-circle. There will also be drum-circles in Gambia, Warri, Nigeria, Kingston, Jamaica, San Francisco, CA, Albuquerque, NM and Port Townsend, Washington!

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