ORGANIZER: Kristin Sharp, Amanda Wells, Susan Spit-Fire Lively and Michael Castro
DESCRIPTION: We have asked all of the coordinators of the local STL poetry shows to collaborate on a show called ‘Joining the Global Voice’ at the Regional Arts Commission in University City.
100,000 Poets for Change – Joining the Global Voice
Saturday, September 24 · 11:00am – 4:00pm
Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
Susan SpitFire Lively
“Joining the Global Voice” is an offshoot of the world-wide event 100,000 Poets for Change (created by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion). 100,000 Poets for Change, the largest poetry event in history, will be televised and also recorded by Stanford University for placement in their LOCKSS System. Held at The Regional Arts Commission, the daytime show (the first of two St. Louis events) will feature a marathon number of performers, with the goal being 100 poets in 300 minutes, focusing on voices both heard and unheard. Organized by Kristin Sharp with assistance from local Poets and Producers such as MK Stallings, Nicky Rainey, Lisa Odak-Ebert, Byron Lee, Michael Castro, and myself, this event will be hosted by Amanda Wells. “Joining the Global Voice” is free and open to the public, and refreshments and snacks will also be provided. Some of the features include my dear friends Mali Newman (Poet and award-winning Playwright) and Black Falcon (Spoken Word Artist and Multi-Slam Champion). To learn more, please visit the website http://www.100+pc.org/
ADDITIONAL ST. LOUIS ARCHIVES: http://www.100tpcmedia.org/index.html