MILWAUKEE 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE POETRY WALK/READING FOR JUSTICE & COMMUNITY ACTION!
6:30pm-10pm! From Holton Street to Woodland Pattern!
All people are invited to join us for a Poetry Walk/Reading for Justice & Community Action this Saturday as part of a worldwide 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE community action event scheduled for September 24, 2011, which will include readings, demonstrations, and concerts happening simultaneously throughout the world in the name of poetry and change.
In Milwaukee, our goal is to showcase the diverse stories, voices and strategies of our communities in Milwaukee and to continue to build together and dream up the type of street, neighborhood, city, state and world that we want to live in.
Area poets and writers — organized locally by Ching-In Chen, Brenda Cardenas and Chuck Stebelton –will gather at 6:30pm at the south end of the Holton Street Viaduct Marsupial Bridge (stairs at Van Buren Avenue and Brady Street near Trocadero) and will begin marching at 7:00 p.m. first over the footbridge to the Joshua Glover Memorial Plaque at Booth and Glover Streets, then northeast through Kilbourn Park, north on Bremen St. to Locust St., and west on Locust St. with a stop at the Riverwest Public House (815 E. Locust) before finishing at Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E. Locust). We will continue the celebration with more readings and the collective writing of a community renga at Woodland Pattern <http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5788>.
Participating poets include Phyllis Wax, Peter Blewett, Janet Jennerjohn, Dawn Tefft, Jennifer Morales, Ryan Hurley, Carmen Murguia, Dasha Kelly/Still Waters Collective, Eric Disambwa, Joanne Chang, Tom Hibbard, Lane Hall, Janine Arseneau, Carolyn Vargo, Keith Gaustad, Mark Zimmerman, Angie Trudell Vasquez, Margaret Rozga, Robin Christie, Suzanne Rosenblatt, Kimberly Blaeser, Harvey Taylor, Karl Gartung, Ed Werstein, Marilyn Taylor, Susan Firer, Mike Hauser, Roberto Harrison, Doctori Sadisco, ko shin/Bob Hanson, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jeff Poniewaz & Antler!
Hope to see you there!