Worcester, Great Britain

ORGANIZER: Helen Calcutt
CONTACT: helen_calcutt@hotmail.com

100,000 Poets For Change – Boston Tea Party Worcester

Saturday, September 24 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Boston Tea Party
Broad Street
Worcester, United Kingdom

Created By
Lisa Ventura

On the 24th September 2011 Poets in 550 cities representing 95 countries will collectively host one of the largest poetry readings in history with over 700 individual events scheduled to take place to promote environmental,social, and political change. We are pleased to say that UK, Worcester is now one of the areas taking action.

Poets, writers, artists, and humanitarians will create, perform, educate and demonstrate, in their individual communities, and decide their own specific area of focus for change within the overall framework of peace and sustainability. Our theme is CHANGE.

Bob Holman and Margery Snyder, in a recent article on About.com said, “the beauty of the concept of 100 Thousand Poets for Change is that it is completely decentralized and completely inclusive.”

The Worcestershire Literary Festival will be hosting a “100,000 Poets For Change” event at Boston Tea Party in Worcester. This event is FREE ENTRY and will showcase some of the best local and regional poets from across Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

Confirmed to take part and read so far:

Maggie Doyle
Suz Winspear
Andrew Green
Michelle Crosby
Paula Martin
Nathan Williams

If you are a poet and would like to read at either event please contact Lisa Ventura via lisa@worcslitfest.com or call the Festival Office on 01905 24435.

Norfolk, Great Britain


CONTACT: vincelaws@googlemail.com

Vince Laws, the Norfolk (UK) poet, artist and campaigner is joining the 100 Thousand Poets for Change on Saturday 24th September 2011. Vince aims to hold the smallest event of the day at his home in the tiny village of Oulton. Join Vince for tea, cake and poetry (you bring the cake) between 2-4pm at Ships Cottage, Hall Road, Oulton, Norfolk, NR11 6NU.


Wandering Bards- London, England

ORGANIZER: Baden Prince

CONTACT: badenprincejnr@hotmail.co.uk

DESCRIPTION: 100TPC London Event: “Wandering Bards

Come and be part of this worldwide event, “100,00 Poets for Change” on Saturday 24 September 2011.

The brainchild of American poet and community activist, Michael Rothenberg, this event aims to unite poets across the world in a day of positive action for change. Check out the website: www.bigbridge.org/100thousandpoetsforchange

In support of this momentous event, Naomi Woddis and Baden Prince have joined forces to create “Wandering Bards,” a moving feast that will arrive at 3 of London’s open-air markets at 12 mid-day, 2 and 4 PM on the day, culminating in an evening of poetry and spoken word at Cottons Restaurant & Bar in Clerkenwell starting at 6.30.

The venues are Brixton Market (meeting point: Brixton Tube) @ 12;
Brick Lane (meeting point, Aldgate East tube – Whitechapel Gallery exit) @ 2; and Camden Lock (meeting point, Camden Tube) @ 4.

Come along and join in. Everyone is welcome, whether you want to take the full tour, drop in (and out) at one of the daytime venues, or come down to Cottons in the evening: 70 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell EC4R 4QP. We’ll be poetting there from 6:30 – 9 o’clock, after which it’s just hanging out, listening to the live band, and general

Please reply to Baden asap, indicating your preference. I’ll try to accommodate everyone’s wishes as far as possible:

e badenprincejnr@hotmail.co.uk
m 07946 776 952