Richmond, Virginia

ORGANIZER: Cheryl Pallant
CONTACT: cheryl.pallant@gmail.com

Historic Global Event – 100 Thousand Poets For Change & Chalking Poetry

Time
Saturday, September 24 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location
Cafe Ole
2901 W. Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia

Want to be part of a historic, global poetry event?

To date, 650 events in 450 cities and 95 countries will take place on September 24 to promote environmental, social, and political change through poetry. Poets, writers, artists will create, perform and demonstrate in their communities with a focus on peace and environmental sustainability. Poet and founder Michael Rothenberg started 100 Thousand Poets for Change to direct attention to dialog and away from violence.

Join me. I ’m asking that Richmond poets and readers of poetry — teachers, students, and all poetic word lovers — find a poem or create one of their own. Choose a poem that celebrates positive living and a sustainable vision for the future. Meet at Cafe Ole in Carytown and chalk your poem in the parking lot or along the sidewalk. Get a friend or stranger to join in. Start a conversation. Share your love for poetic expression and your hopes for the planet.

If you can’t make it to Cafe Ole, write the poem on a wall, playground, or any other welcome public space. Take a picture and include it in the official website. (Scroll down on the right to find Richmond VA.)

All material is being cataloged at Stanford University.

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