Brattleboro, Vermont

ORGANIZER: Verandah Porche CONTACT:     YouTube videos for WriteAction Event 9/24/11:   Arlene’s Intro:   Verandah & Patty:   Megan Buchanan Cherry:   Sherri Keefe:   T. Wilson:   Toni Ortner:   … Continue reading

Petaluma, California

ORGANIZER: Geri Digiorno



The Perfect Wife-by Geri Digiorno


*date: Sept. 24thSaturday
*place: TBA-Petaluma, CA
*time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

* we will have a group shout-out on the street
* make collage’s for change
* read some poetry
* listen to some music
* have some soft drinks and snacks



Greensboro, North Carolina

ORGANIZER Alfred Harrell for a Triad Poetry Meetup
in conjunction with 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE


Rhythms of Words
Social Awareness


September 24, 2011
6-10 PM
A Free Public Event

Tate Street Coffee House Greensboro,
Choose an issue you feel strongly about and speak on it

Poets/Spoken Word Artist: Choose an issue you feel strongly about and speak on it
Musicians /Singers:( no band with larger than 3 members) let your music speak for change
Storytellers: Create images through story for change
Comedians: Add to your gift of to bring laughter as a healing median for change

If you would like to be scheduled into this program please contact me at
Deadline to be scheduled on program August 20, 2011

Open Mic element intertwined throughout program

Poetry “Write In for Change” part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change Project

When: 9.24.11 10am-12noon


Where: Central Library 219 N Church St Greensboro, NC 27401 336-373-3617

Members of the New Garden Friends Poetry Group will guide writers of all levels in writing and reviewing poems in the Booklovers Coffee Shop.

A public reading will begin about 11:30am.

Poet and fiction writer Valerie Nieman, who publishes with Press 53, will teach a workshop for children.

It takes place from 1-4 at the Witherspoon Art Gallery, and is called Peeking Behind the Mask

Each day we go about our routine lives, but inside we are superheroes or explorers, pirates or rock stars, hiding our secret identities behind a mask of an unassuming face and daily clothes. With the backdrop of Witherspoon’s current exhibition, “Persona: A Body in Parts,” we’ll explore our own secret identities and “peek behind the mask” of famous folks (real or fictional) to imagine their thoughts and lives. One way to enter this secret world is to write a persona poem – persona meaning mask – in which we give a voice to that alternate identity. Join poet and novelist Valerie Nieman in the Witherspoon lobby for a drop-in poetry experience for all ages. In addition, use a variety of materials to create your own magnificent mask to wear. At 3:00 pm we’ll celebrate with live improvisational jazz and a spoken word sharing.

In Greensboro, at 10:00 AM at the Central branch of the Public Library, the New Garden poetry group will offer an open workshop for any adult or teen interested in writing a poem.

Also check out the Weatherspoon’s Annual Community Day and Triad Poetry Meetup for poetry events in the afternoon at Weatherspoon Art Museum and from 6:00 to 10:00 at Tate Street Coffee House. All events are free.

Santa Cruz, California

ORGANIZER: sponsored by Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts


LOCATION: Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts will be hosting 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE in Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday, September 24 · 1 p.m. @ Louden Nelson Community Center in Santa Cruz (301 Center Street, Room 5) Santa Cruz.

Doors open at 12:30 a.m. (and open mic sign-up at 12:30). Show begins at 1 p.m.. Everyone is invited to this free event!!! Features plus open mic! Sign up for the open mic by emailing

Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts will be hosting 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE in Santa Cruz, CA on Saturday, September 24 ·1 P.M. (doors open and open mic sign-up at 12:30am) @ Louden Nelson Community Center in Santa Cruz (301 Center Street, Room 5) Santa Cruz. Everyone is invited to this free event!!! Features include Robert Sward, Patria Brown, Fernando D. Castro, Ariel Holden, Ruebi Lynn Jimenez, Charles Kruger, Brian Morrisey, Jim Russo, Mordecai Shapiro and T. Mike Walker. Hosted by Yaryan. Features plus open mic (sign-up at 12:30 a.m. to read a poem or email or Facebook email Daniel Yaryan). This event will take place in many cities, at the same time and date, and of course it will be televised. The main website is: .


Iowa City, Iowa

ORGANIZER: Russell Jaffe Russell Jaffe


Are you an Iowa poet? We need you! Myself and the editors of Strange Cage, the small poetry press I’m just getting off the ground, are honored to be sponsoring the Iowa City leg of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change event!

We’re looking for poets from in and around Iowa to:
-Come read at Fair Grounds cafe in Iowa City on the 24th!
-Submit poems for our first-ever compilation, a collection of poets with Iowa connections.


The poetry needn’t be themed, however. Please send 3 poems and a bio to

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15. It’ll be available at the reading and shortly after to all. So please do hurry along.

That’s right. A reading. A book. Join us, won’t you?

Atlanta, Georgia

ORGANIZER: Laura Carter and  Puma Navarro


Poets for Change: Atlanta edition

Saturday, September 24 at 9:00pm – September 25 at 12:00am

Highland Ballroom
644 N Highland Ave
Atlanta, Georgia

100 Thousand Poets for change is a worldwide event taking place in hundreds of cities on September 24th. The Atlanta edition will feature readings from Molly Brodak, Bruce Covey, Lyndsey Cohen, Gina Myers, and Seth Parker as well as music by Lacuna M. Comedians Michael Humphrey and Josh Harris will each do standup sets and there will also be a belly dancing performance. We’ll have a chapbook for sale featuring work from over 30 poets and illustrations from local Atlanta artist Erin Bassett (Plastic Aztecs). There will also be an art auction featuring work from other local artists. All proceeds go to benefit a hospitality-based community center that will be based in East Atlanta, and will focus on at-risk youth.


There will also be free food, and the Ballroom has an excellent bar with beverages that might interest you.

Hope to see you there!

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Doors at 8:30 pm

$7 suggested donation at the door.