Here in New Bedford, the kind folks at Gallery X have donated space in their Frederick Douglass gallery for a 100 Thousand Poets for Change reading. The event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, 9/24 from 2-5 PM.
So far, our lineup of readers (in alphabetical order) includes:
Jake St. John
This list is growing by the hour. Right now, I’m looking to hear from folks interested in reading (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details), along with volunteers to help spread the word (creating and distributing posters or flyers, sharing this event listing through facebook ); also, helping with setup/takedown of chairs, and bringing snacks or drinks to the reading. Any help would be appreciated!
If you have connections with local schools, colleges, or youth groups, we could especially use your help. This is a great opportunity for young people to use their voices to talk about the kinds of change they want to see.
If you’re not from the area, it’s a great time to visit New Bedford as the Working Waterfront Festival featuring musicians, authors, demonstrations, and the world’s best fresh local seafood is taking place right down the street.
Hope to see you there!
New Bedford area poets and friends – please post your poems in the “comments” section of this post so that they can be archived. Thanks!