St. John Fisher College 100 Thousand Poets for Change Kickoff-Rochester, New York

 

Rochester Poets will be devoting its September reading at St. John Fisher College to 100 Thousand Poets for Change.

Our event will be held on Sunday, September 18, from 2-4 pm; we plan to expand those hours a bit to about 6 pm to give everyone a chance to participate. As usual, we’ll be in the Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center, which is literally the first building on the left when you enter the Fisher campus from the main entrance at East Ave & Fairport Rd. There’s loads of free parking in Lot A right across the drive from Skalny. For a map of the Fisher campus, go to: http://rochesterpoets.freehostia.com/sjfcmap.htm

As with our Poets Against the War & Occupation events, we not only welcome all poets from the Western New York region but also singers, musicians, comics and those who want to say something about change — especially the changes we need in America in this time of rightward drift towards a have & have-not country. A country where it’s no longer unthinkable to advocate for the abolition of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unions, and even voting rights.

100 Thousand Poets for Change is a worldwide event that will be primarily taking place on Saturday, September 24. We’ll be kicking off 100KPFC week with our event and invite you to join us.

For more information and to participate, contact Rochester Poets president Frank Judge at: rochesterpoets@gmail.com 585-260-9005

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  1. Rochester Poets will be devoting its September reading at St. John Fisher College to 100 Thousand Poets for Change

    Our event will be held on Sunday, September 18, from 2-4 pm; we plan to expand those hours a bit to about 6 pm to give everyone a chance to participate. As usual, we’ll be in the Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center, which is literally the first building on the left when you enter the Fisher campus from the main entrance at East Ave & Fairport Rd. There’s loads of free parking in Lot A right across the drive from Skalny. For a map of the Fisher campus, go to http://rochesterpoets.freehostia.com/sjfcmap.htm

    As with our Poets Against the War & Occupation events, we not only welcome all poets from the Western New York region but also singers, musicians, comics and those who want to say something about change — especially the changes we need in America in this time of rightward drift towards a have & have-not country. A country where it’s no longer unthinkable to advocate for the abolition of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unions, and even voting rights.

    100 Thousand Poets for Change is a worldwide event that will be primarily taking place on Saturday, September 24. We’ll be kicking off 100KPFC week with our event and invite you to join us.

    For more information and to participate, contact Rochester Poets president Frank Judge at rochesterpoets@gmail.com, 585-260-9005


  2. Our Facebook page has been up and running at http://j.mp/100KPFC-Rochester. We’re getting lots of hits, and over 1500 people have received invites.If you’re interested in participating or just attending, go to the page and RSVP. Post a note if you plan to participate and mention what you’re planning to do (poetry, music/song, talk about change, comedy…whatever). After you RSVP, spread the word by clicking the “Select Guests to Invite” button below the event logo and invite YOUR FB friends. If you’re not a FB member, contact us at rochesterpoets@gmail.com, 585-260-9005. Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.We’re looking forward to seeing you all, and we’re proud to be kicking off “100 Thousand Poets for Change” week this Sunday.

  3. If you participated in our 100TPC kickoff last Sunday, please email me copies of what you read/performed so our contributions can be included when Stanford University, which recognized this largest poetry event in history as deserving recognition and preservation, saves the entire 100TPC.org site with their digital archiving program LOCKSS.

    And don’t forget the other 100TPC events this week in various cities — check dates and times in the right sidebar of any page on the official 100TPC site. Most events will be held this coming Saturday, September 24. If you live in upstate New York, there are events in Buffalo, Toronto, Syracuse, Ithaca, Albany, and a second Rochester event at the Flying Squirrel space at Troop & Clarissa Streets starting at 10 am.

  4. Founder Michael Rothenberg has announced that the 2012 “100 Thousand Poets for Change” will be held on September 29, the last Saturday of the month. Our regular Rochester Poets reading will be on Sunday, September 16. We’ll probably use that as our 100 TPC kickoff. But that’s a year away; we may decide to switch to September 23 to keep our event closer to the official worldwide 100 TPC day. We’ll keep you posted.

    If you have any poems written for this year that you’d like post, you can do that here using the form below.

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