Louisiana Poet Laurete Darrell Bourque to read for 100 TPC

Louisiana Poet Laurete Darrell Bourque will be in Grand Coteau Thursday to help celebrate “100 Thousand Poets for Change.”

 

Bourque and spoken-word artist Alex Johnson will perform some of their original poetry from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Casa Azul, 232 Martin Luther King Drive, Grand Coteau.

 

The event is free and open to the public…read more

Casa Azul

What it means to be an Artist for Change…

09.04.2012

What it means to be an Artist for Change

by Amy Saari

Posted by soundsorceress

I’m excited and honored to be a host for the upcoming One Hundred Thousand Artists for Change in Detroit later this month. But as I start to share what this event is all about, some people may roll their eyes and go, “Oh please; not another one of these hippie music fests that’s all talk and no action. Why don’t you start a soup kitchen and do some REAL helping around this god-forsaken community?”

I know, I know. Those of us who have visions of repeating Woodstock and having an impact on mainstream culture do have a tendency to get caught up in what I call the “musical picnic” part of such events, but that’s because most of us have forgotten what it means to be a live artist, especially now that we’re living in a digital media world where you can get any kind of music any time of the day for free and not think twice about it.

So when I say One Hundred Thousand Artists for Change, I do NOT want us to fall into the trap of thinking this is just an excuse for local artists to spout off or promote themselves so their digital music will fly around the world unhindered. We as artists have to be responsible for how we present events like this…read more

Cover to Cover," Wednesdays, 3 p.m., KPFA-FM SEPTEMBER 5 Poet Michael Rothenberg talks about "One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change":

“Cover to Cover,” Wednesdays, 3 p.m., KPFA-FM

SEPTEMBER 5
Poet Michael Rothenberg talks about “One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change”: “Poets, musicians & artists around the world are planning individual events to take place simultaneously on Sept. 29th in a demonstration & celebration of poetry, music & art to promote social, environmental & political change.” Rothenberg and Terri Carrion are founders of the movement. In addition to the world-wide events on Sept. 29th, there will also be three days of poetry, art, music, and dance at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th Street, in Santa Rosa: Sept. 28, 29, & 30. “Join us for a global celebration of solidarity for peace & sustainability.” Michael will join Jack to read poems honoring change.

Join Vic Jonez-Dartmouth, MA! Mary Burns- Memphis, TN! Patrice Melnick Grand Coteau, Louisiana! Lee Ballinger- Los Angeles, CA! Christian Holland- Addis Adaba, Ethiopia! Take a deep breath and the tent gets bigger! 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Anything is possible!

Join Vic Jonez-Dartmouth, MA! Mary Burns- Memphis, TN! Patrice Melnick Grand Coteau, Louisiana! Lee Ballinger- Los Angeles, CA! Christian Holland- Addis Adaba, Ethiopia! Take a deep breath and the tent gets bigger! 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Anything is possible!

When September 29th comes around the planet we will be reading poems for peace and sustainability. 100 Thousand Poets for Change! Join Janice McIntyre – Loose Leaf Poets & Writers-Toronto, Canada! Stephanie Levin-Carrboro, NC! Michele Equality Kaplan-Letters To Occupy-100 Thousand Poets for Change-Brooklyn, NY! Macki XCarl-Fairfax, CA! Ch Bukejov- Naucalpan, México!

When September 29th comes around the planet we will be reading poems for peace and sustainability. 100 Thousand Poets for Change! Join Janice McIntyre – Loose Leaf Poets & Writers-Toronto, Canada! Stephanie Levin-Carrboro, NC! Michele Equality Kaplan-Letters To Occupy-100 Thousand Poets for Change-Brooklyn, NY! Macki XCarl-Fairfax, CA! Ch Bukejov- Naucalpan, México!

Today is the 100 Thousand Poets for a Free Tibet poetry reading at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in Pasadena, CA at 1 p.m.

Today is the 100 Thousand Poets for a Free Tibet poetry reading at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in Pasadena, CA at 1 p.m. If you’re in town, please stop by. The poetry reading is dedicated to all the Tibetans that self-immolated and their families and all the imprisoned Tibetan and Chinese poets, writers and prisoners of conscience. Thank you to the Tibetan Association of Southern California for their support and for making this poetry reading possible. The event will be livestreamed.
http://100tpcmedia.org/100TPC2012/

Tell your friends to organize. This is how we tell the world we will not accept war and ecocide as business as usual….100 Thousand Poets for Change!

Shout out to Efe Paul- Lagos, Nigeria! Dalfre Cantillo y Cristina Atheortoua, Fundacion Sanarte and Alfredo Gonzalez, Sombra del Matarraton, Puerto Colombia, Colombia! Marlene Creates- Portugal Cove, Newfoundland, Canada! Ahmad Mahmoud and Sara Elhassan, Nas With Notepads-Khartoum Sudan! Valerie Fachman, Performers Under Stress -San Francisco, CA! Tell your friends to organize. This is how we tell the world we will not accept war and ecocide as business as usual….100 Thousand Poets for Change!

Vienna – Lesung im BOeS Atelier Wien

Lesung im BOeS Atelier Wien
Poets for Change 2012
Samstag 29.9., 19:30 Uhr
In Wien freuen sich
Petra Ganglbauer
Helga Christina Pregesbauer
Hannah Sideris
und
Günter Vallaster
im Wiener BOeS-Atelier auf Ihren Besuch.
Weitere Gäste sind: Wein. Knabbereien. Ein Büchertisch.

WO? BOeS Atelier, Vivenotgasse 30, Top 2.1, 1120 Wien (U6 Station Niederhofstraße, Aufgang Reschgasse). Samstag 29.9., 19:30 Uhr
Fragen bitte an helga@wortflechte.com

Alle denken nur darüber nach,
wie man die Menschen ändern könnte,
doch niemand denkt daran,
sich selbst zu ändern.
Leo Tolstoi

Fotos von der Lesung:

Helga Pregesbauer spricht einleitend über „100 Thousand Poets for Change“ und Petra Ganglbauer über das neue BOeS-Atelier in der Vivenodgasse 30, 1120 Wien.

Lesung Petra Ganglbauer “Niemand schreit”

Lesung Helga Pregesbauer „Go(o)d excuse“

Lesung Hannah Sideris, “So” (Arbeitstitel)

Lesung Günter Vallaster, “ich taste”

Auch das “porcello BOes” von Thierry Elsen aka Bastelwastl vom read!!ing room war mit von der Partie 🙂

Vielen Dank an alle fürs Kommen!

The Times of India – Pune 'Open Space' Event News!

Poetry reading session by ‘Open Space’
Swati Shinde, TNN Aug 30, 2012, 04.15PM IST

PUNE: The ‘Open Space’ has organised a poetry reading session as part of the world event taking place in over 100 countries in the world at the same time and date. The event, which is named — 100 thousand poets for change 2012 will be held on every Saturday of September. Poets from across the world will read in protest, in peace, in voicing the need for change…read more

Organizing Now! Natasha Head-Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada! Jazman Mason- Pompano Beach, FL! Karla Olorato Henderson -Moshupa, Botswana! Shelley Tracey-Belfast, Northern Ireland! Kananelo Poetic-Goddess Nthoroane-Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa! 100 million poets for change!

Organizing Now! Natasha Head-Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada! Jazman Mason- Pompano Beach, FL! Karla Olorato Henderson -Moshupa, Botswana! Shelley Tracey-Belfast, Northern Ireland! Kananelo Poetic-Goddess Nthoroane-Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa! 100 million poets for change!

Petr Zakharov President, Udmurt PEN, Ishevsk, Udmurt Republic! Анна Асеева- Irkutsk, Siberia! Semir Colic-Cola-Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina! Bhaskar Roy Barman-Tripura Poetry Society, Agartala, West Tripura India!

Check out our new 100 TPC organizers! Join Petr Zakharov President, Udmurt PEN, Ishevsk, Udmurt Republic! Анна Асеева- Irkutsk, Siberia! Semir Colic-Cola-Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina! Bhaskar Roy Barman-Tripura Poetry Society, Agartala, West Tripura India! You can organize in your town. September 29 is the big day. Make it bigger! Whoohoo!!

Join Kelly Writers House-Philadelphia, PA! Iris DeAnda- Los Angeles, CA! Gibson Fay-LeBlanc- Portland, ME! Tom Hanifin- Binghamton, NY!

Join Kelly Writers House-Philadelphia, PA! Iris DeAnda- Los Angeles, CA!
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc- Portland, ME! Tom Hanifin- Binghamton, NY! and 700 other organizers around the world to celebrate art and its power to move the world towards a more peaceful and sustainable future.Sign up now!http://www.facebook.com/events/189035231173286/

Jamaicans.com features 100 TPC JA!

08.21.2012

Jamaica celebrates the Second Annual Worldwide Event of 100 Thousand Poets and Musicians Striving for Global Change – September 29, 2012

jamRAC – Jamaica Radical Art Collective is collaborating with Poetry Society of Jamaica, Manifesto JA, The Order of The Drum Circle, Drums for Peace, CY Evolution and Independent Voices to present Jamaica Street Dub Vibe on September 29th. This year’s theme is Tell The Children The Truth inspired by the song Winepress from Bob Marley’s Survival album. An excerpt of the song poignantly states ‘I am talking about my freedom and liberty.’

http://www.jamaicans.com/news/jamaicanevents/jamaica-celebrates-the-second-annual-worldwide-eve.shtml

Join Corey Mesler-Memphis, TN! Iva Pejkovic-Zadar, Croatia! Ruxandra Cesereanu- Cluj, Romania! Hundreds of thousands of artists around the world organize for peace and sustainability. Organize! September 29, 2012!

Join Corey Mesler-Memphis, TN! Iva Pejkovic-Zadar, Croatia!
Ruxandra Cesereanu- Cluj, Romania! Hundreds of thousands of artists around the world organize for peace and sustainability. Organize! September 29, 2012!

Poets are capable of heroic action! Join Rex Rideout and Lucy Long- Bowling Green, Ohio! Charles Cockburn-Malmo, Sweden! Kristine Snodgrass and Jay Snodgrass- Tallahasee, Florida! Diktyo Anagnosis -Nicosia, Cyprus!

Look everybody, we have big global plans for 100 Thousand Poets for Change and we’re doing great, even more than great, 650 events in 115 countries so far, awesome, but we have to turn this world around, so we have to do better than awesome!! Now is the time to write to all your friends everywhere and encourage them to organize events on September 29. Have them send me their name and city and I will sign them up. Get off your sofa, step out of your library! Poets are capable of heroic action! Join Rex Rideout and Lucy Long- Bowling Green, Ohio! Charles Cockburn-Malmo, Sweden! Kristine Snodgrass and Jay Snodgrass- Tallahasee, Florida! Diktyo Anagnosis -Nicosia, Cyprus! Spread the word, tweet and share, sign up friends, turn up the volume, raise your voices!

I am honored to be working with so many wonderful poets, musicians, artists, visionaries! Gustavo Montana- La Plata, Argentina! Cristina Validakis – Río Tercero, Córdoba Argentina! Legodile 'Dredd X' Seganabeng-Poetavango Spoken Word Poetry-Maun, Botswana! September 29 will shine!

I am honored to be working with so many wonderful poets, musicians, artists, visionaries! Gustavo Montana- La Plata, Argentina! Cristina Validakis – Río Tercero, Córdoba Argentina! Legodile ‘Dredd X’ Seganabeng-Poetavango Spoken Word Poetry-Maun, Botswana! September 29 will shine!

Do you remember when universal literacy was a goal? Join Nora Iliana Esparza Mandujano-Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico! Burbujas Del Vanguarte-Mercedes Pompolo- Santiago del Estero, Argentina! and Ricardo Bornez, Colectivo Cultura Indigente-Sala Clamores, Madrid! on September 29, 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Don't forget! Organize!

Do you remember when universal literacy was a goal? Join Nora Iliana Esparza Mandujano-Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico! Burbujas Del Vanguarte-Mercedes Pompolo- Santiago del Estero, Argentina! and Ricardo Bornez, Colectivo Cultura Indigente-Sala Clamores, Madrid! on September 29, 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Don’t forget! Organize!

Pat Gomes-New Bedford, MA! Isabel Bugnon, Santa Fe, Argentina! Mariela Franchetto, Córdoba ,Argentina! We need to work together. To learn about other artists around the world. We are a global community! 100 Thousand Poets for Change!

Pat Gomes-New Bedford, MA! Isabel Bugnon, Santa Fe, Argentina! Mariela Franchetto, Córdoba ,Argentina! We need to work together. To learn about other artists around the world. We are a global community! 100 Thousand Poets for Change!

Join 100 Thousand Poets for Change organizers Blaq Ice- Chicago, IL! The Protest Poet, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe! And Mujeres Poetas Internacional II friends Gabriella Valera, Poesia e Solidarietà, Trieste, Italy! and Pilar Velez -Miami, Florida! September 29 is going to be awesome! It's already awesome!! 7 new events confirmed today!

Join 100 Thousand Poets for Change organizers Blaq Ice- Chicago, IL! The Protest Poet, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe! And Mujeres Poetas Internacional II friends Gabriella Valera, Poesia e Solidarietà, Trieste, Italy! and Pilar Velez -Miami, Florida! September 29 is going to be awesome! It’s already awesome!! 7 new events confirmed today!