ORGANIZER Alfred Harrell for a Triad Poetry Meetup
in conjunction with 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE
Rhythms of Words
100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE EVENTS
September 24, 2011
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
When: 9.24.11 10am-12noon
12 HOURS OF POETRY IN GREENBORO
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.