Boston, Massachusetts

ORGANIZER: Chad Parenteau


Stone Soup Celebrates 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Saturday, September 24 · 11:30am – 8:00pm

Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA

Poets around the world are planning individual events to take place simultaneously on September 24th in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote social and political change.

So far over 335 cities representing 68 countries have signed up to make this global initiative a success through poetry readings, political demonstrations, community picnics, awareness events, parades, and more!

Michael Rothenberg, the event’s creater, envisions “a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.” Guidelines are peace and sustainability, and local groups define local issues within. Anyone with ideas of where to take this are welcome to contribute thoughts and more.

Stone Soup Poetry has elected to help Boston poets represent themselves for this event. The Out of The Blue Art Gallery Cambridge has allowed us to use their site as the initial “headquarters” as we seek volunteers and possibly other sites to hold this event simultaneously. If you have or know of a Boston area location that could offer us space for the day, please contact me at or as soon as you can.

Our tentative time frame is from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 24th. But if we get enough volunteers to keep the celebration going, we will.

We are also looking for the following:

People wiling to read their poetry throughout the day. The more the merrier.

Musicians and other performers.

People willing to record the event for prosperity.

People willing to help set up streaming video which will be used in conjunction with the main 100 Thousand Poets for Change website.

We also hope to load YouTube segments throughout the day.

If you are a poet or other performer who would like to contribute to the Boston effort, contact me at or as soon a possible. We want as many possible to attend. Let’s make this an event to remember.

Visit the 100 Thousand Poets for Change website for more news on this global event.


SELECTED POEMS FROM THIS EVENT: Stone Soup A Selection Of Poems Read for 100 Thousand Poets for Change

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