San Francisco Bioregional poets and other voices for Change-San Francisco

ORGANIZER: Diamond Dave of Mutiny Radio


TIME: Saturday, September 24 · 2:00pm – dusk
LOCATION: Front of City Hall Civic Center Plaza – San Francisco Ca.
Created By Diamond Dave- Call Diamond for more information – (415) 240 – 0286


San Francisco Bioregional poets and other voices for Change, Tribute to digger, bio-regionalist, eco-warrior Peter Berg, This action is done in conjunction with Francisco, California and Moving Planet.

The spoken word and the singing word at an open mic.
Open Mic – 2 to 6 pm (or as long as it takes! We’re in for this through and through!)
FOOD NOT BOMBS will share with all. Do what you can, get what you need.
Really, really, really free market.
A drummin’ and dancin’ Mother of All Drum Circles will follow at dusk.
Your ideas are encouraged and welcome to make this truly a day of change.

Oxford, Mississippi


CONTACT: jldavis2@olemiss.ed

Poets in Oxford, Mississippi are gearing up to participate in 100,000 Poets for Change.
We will scatter short and striking poems in a variety of ways. We will print and hand out
poems on bookmarks, coasters, broadsides, post-its, and cups. We will also display poems
in chalk drawings, store-front windows, etc.

On September 24th–the day of a big football home game–people in Oxford who never read poetry will have no choice.
We’re going to plaster our town with lines and stanzas.

Santa Barbara, California

ORGANIZER: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle aka SK Rolle

100,000 Poets for Change – Santa Barbara, CA

Saturday, September 24 · 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Contemporary Arts Forum
Upper Arts Terrace 653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA

More Info

Poets world-wide hosting poetry events in many different settings. The Santa Barbara event benefits City At Peace- SB and features a stellar group of local poets.

* Perie Longo * Hasani Simons * Melinda Palacio * Paul Portugues
* Steve Beisner * Barry Spacks * Katie Ingram * Ron Alexander
* Susan Chiavelli * Jonathan Gomez * Paul Fericano * Angelica Jochim
* Richard Jarrette * David Starkey * Michelle Detorie* Sojourner Kincaid Rolle

Each poet wil speak to their own passion concerning “Change”. This multi-media event will include speakers/music/visual art/stimulating conversation.

100,000 Poets For Change – Santa Barbara
will Benefit City At Peace-Santa Barbara (see below)

City At Peace-Santa Barbara
Managing Director: Karena Jew
Artistic Director: Joseph L. Velasco
Founded 1994 (by Nancy Davis)

Empowering Youth through the Performing Arts and Conflict Resolution

Empowering Youth through the Performing Arts and Conflict Resolution. We offer teens a safe place to share their stories and learn about themselves and create a city at peace in their own community.

City at Peace is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that empowers teenagers to create safe, peaceful and productive lives and communities. Using the performing arts as a vehicle, City at Peace is developing the next generation of engaged community leaders.

City at Peace operates year-long programs that bring together vastly diverse groups of youth from all over a city. They go through an intense creative process through which they write an original musical whose stories come from their lives and their ideas for a better world. They also create community change projects where they take those ideas and act on them in their city.

City at Peace envisions a society where teenagers are valued, respected and play a leading role in creating vibrant communities.

Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles

ORGANIZER: Peggy Dobreer


DESCRIPTION: Marymount University-Los Angeles It’s a collaboration between LMU Extension and the Office of National and International Scholarships at Loyola Marymount University. Hosted by Peggy Dobreer and Kathleen Harris.

LOCATION: On campus 1 LMU Drive, LA CA 90045 in University Hall Room 1857

TIME: 7pm

9/24/11-100 Thousand Poets For Change International Event at LMU

9/24/11-100 Thousand Poets For Change International Event at LMU

Event date: Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 7:00 PM
Location: 1 LMU Drive LA CA 90045 University Hall ECC 1857

Peggy Dobreer, Community Relations for LMU Extension and Kathleen Harris, National and International Scholarship Office are collaborating to curate an evening of Poetry by and for Men and Women for Others. In solidarity with poets and activists around the world on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Free and Open to all.

“It is difficult to get news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.-William Carlos Williams

“People do not die for lack of food, they die from lack of compassion.” -Satish Kumar

Come out and excavate your compassion with performances from Los Angelels Street Poets,discovered at Loyola Law School’s Center for  Reconciliation, including: Mary Beltran, Art Quiroz, Andres Rivera, and Chirag Menon; LMU Professor Emeritus, Carroll Kearley, LMU Extension Poet-In-Residence,Brendan Constantine; and Jericho Brown, 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Recipient in Poetry.

Jericho Brown worked as speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. The recipientof the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment forthe Arts, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Bread LoafWriters’ Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego. His poems have appeared injournals and anthologies including, The Iowa Review, jubilat, OxfordAmerican, A Public Space, and 100 Best African American Poems.His first book, PLEASE (New Issues), won the American Book Award.

Carroll C. Kearley, a retiredprofessor of philosophy, was born in 1930 in a farmhouse on the SnakeRiver Plain. His early education, grades 1-12 took place in two small towns, and in aone-room country school just up the road from his parents’ poverty-line farm. He was awarded a B.A. in English Literature from Santa Clara University, anM.A. in English Literature from Loyola University in Los Angeles, and the philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His first collection ofpoetry, DEITY-ALPHABETS (Tebot Bach,2009) is followed by his second, THEARMENIANWATCHMAKER (Tebot Bach, 2010).

BrendanConstantine is an ardent supporter of Southern California’s poetry communitiesand one of its most recognized poets. In 2002 Mr. Constantine was nominated forPoet Laureate of California. His work has appeared in numerous journals, mostnotably Ploughshares, The Los Angeles Review, The Cortland Review, RUNES,and LA Times Bestseller The Underground Guide to Los Angeles. New workis forthcoming in Rattle, 2River View, and Verse Wisconsin. Hiscollection, LETTERS TO GUNS, was released in February 2009 from RedHen Press and BIRTHDAY GIRL WITH POSSUM, a National Book Award nominee was released in August 2011, from WriteBloody Press.

In 1995, Street Poets Inc. founder Chris Henrikson began teaching a weekly poetry workshop inthe Los Angeles County Probation Department’s Camp Fred Miller as a volunteerthrough the Writers Guild of America. The experience transformed his life, and,in the process, Street Poets United, a grassroots poetry collective was born. NowStreet Poets Inc., a California 501c3, non-profit corporation, the group continuesto provide transformational workshops for youth and young adults at school andjuvenile detention sites through Los Angeles, while expanding and providing peace-makingwork in the community. Street Poets Inc. performers will include: Mary Beltran, Chirag Menon, Art Quiroz and Andres Rivera


Milwaukee Poetry Walk/Reading for Justice & Community Action

Dear Milwaukee community poets,


You are receiving this invitation to participate in Milwaukee’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change event on Saturday, September 24, 2011!


For Milwaukee, we have envisioned a Poetry Walk/Reading for Justice & Community Action. Poets will gather at 6:30 p.m. 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. to Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E. Locust).


We invite Milwaukee poets to sign up for slots to read their poems all along the route, and we will continue the celebration with more readings and the collective writing of a community renga at Woodland Pattern <>.

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.


Because we are trying to include as many voices and perspectives as possible, we’re asking each poet to share a maximum of one poem, 3 minutes long.


If you would like to sign up, please take a look at the schedule of available slots below (we will try to keep the schedule as updated as possible as Milwaukee poets sign up). Please e-mail Ching-In Chen at chinginchen [at] with the Subject Heading: MKE 100,000 Poet for Change sign-up with the following info:


  1. Your name (as you would like it to be known by/referred to as well as how to pronounce it)
  2. which top 3 slots you would prefer, by order of preference – we will do our best to accommodate requests
  3. what neighborhoods and communities in Milwaukee you are connected to?
  4. Your contact info/best way to get ahold of you (phone # on day of, e-mail if not the one you’re e-mailing from)



The reading schedule is:


  1. gathering spot: Brady and Van Buren end of Marsupial Bridge – 3 slots
  2. walking along the Marsupial Bridge and east to the stairwell – 3 slots
  3. Joshua Glover Memorial Plaque at the top of the stairs (Glover and Booth) – 3 slots
  4. walking through Kilbourn Park and north on Bremen St. to Locust St – 13 slots
  5. walking east on Locust Street to Woodland Pattern – 2 slots
  6. inside Woodland Pattern Book Center – 18 slots
  7. sharing of community renga! – everyone:-)



Thank you for your help and your work! If you have any questions or access needs, please contact Ching-In Chen (chinginchen at with the subject heading: MKE 100,000 Poets for Change.



In gratitude,


Ching-In Chen

Brenda Cárdenas

Chuck Stebelton


'Joining the Global Voice' -St. Louis, Missouri

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

Created By
Susan SpitFire Lively

More Info

“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

St Louis Flyer Pdf


Chicago, IL – Bad Date America

Bad Date America – 100 Thousand Poets for Change, September 24

Kaveh Adel
Barbara Barg
Jen Besemer
Dan Godston
Laura Goldstein
Ruth Goring
Ezzat Goushegir
Kurt Heintz
Marcy Rae Henry
Philip Jenks
Jennifer Karmin
Francesco Levato
Toni Asante Lightfoot
Monica Long
Anthony Madrid
Ario Mashayekhi
Charlie Newman
Ladan Osman
Timothy David Ray
Roger Reeves
Kenyatta Rogers
Jacob Saenz
Larry Sawyer
Don Share
Keli Stewart
Tony Trigilio
Lina ramona Vitkauskas

September 24

1474 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 7 – 9 pm
near the CTA Damen Blue Line
suggested donation: $4

sponsored by the red rover reading series
curators: Jennifer Karmin & Laura Goldstein


::::::::::::::::::PRESS RELEASE::::::::::::::::::::

Has your relationship with America started to seem like a bad date?

On September 24, 2011, many poets around the world will make their voices heard. To declare the change they’d like to see most in the U.S. and throughout the international community, events are being staged on four continents and in over 100 countries in an event being called “100 Thousand Poets for Change,” which was conceived by poet Michael Rothenberg, editor of and editor of Philip Whalen, David Meltzer, and Joanne Kyger.

In Chicago, Larry Sawyer, Lina ramona Vitkauskas, Jennifer Karmin and Laura Goldstein in conjunction with the Red Rover Reading Series will be asking poets to go on a hypothetical “date” with America as the satellite event in Chicago for “100 Thousand Poets for Change,” and asking Chicago poets to recall some of their worst dating experiences, read a poem and talk about what’s going wrong and what they think is going right with America. Join thousands of others worldwide on Sept. 24.

It’s Bad Date America.

Come participate in an evening of poetry and debate. Poets will read and discuss how their own “date” with America is going with the audience. Share your viewpoint on current events and interact with:

Barbara Barg, Dan Godston, Laura Goldstein, Philip Jenks, Jennifer Karmin, Francesco Levato, Anthony Madrid, Charlie Newman, Larry Sawyer, Don Share, Tony Trigilio, Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, Jacob Saenz & more

America’s place in the world is precarious and this effort at community-building intends to start some dialogue and also poke fun at the national leaders that brought us to this place.

Please write to or to be in included in Bad Date America now. Please forward this: spread the word to other poets who might be interested, too.

Miami-Dade CC-Miami, Florida

ORGANIZER: Sylvia Rivas



100 Thousand Poets for Change- MDCC

We will gather at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, in Room K-413 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. All are welcome to read their own poems or other people’s poems on the themes of peace, sustainability, and other significant global and local issues. Please join us as poet, listener, or both. If you would like to participate, please contact Sylvia Rivas at You can also sign up on Facebook, but please contact Sylvia via e-mail as well. The main website for the worldwide event is:

Download Pdf. of Flier below for sharing!