700 Events – 550 Cities – 95 Countries!
is the catalyst, it inspires
creative solution, and can only speak truth, it is
based in love and compassion for
every living thing that has
-yvonne de la vega, member 100 TPC
100 Thousand Poets For Change is dedicated to “Peace and Sustainability”. The Three Pillars of Sustainability is the base concept of a formula that, if embraced and truly understood will bring the Change we seek, once the rest of the World has grasped it. This is why we are gathering, we must grasp an understanding of this higher consciousness, and spread the word with our poetry. It isn’t the 3 Pillars teaching alone, it is the commitment to the world we share in our quest to survive and heal our Mother Earth. The 3 pillars are seen in Los Angeles’ 100 TPC logo representing our commitment to the 100 Thousand Poets For Change movement. If you’d like to learn more about sustainability click on the title link above.
Only Love, Peace & Sustainability.
Yvonne de la Vega,
100 TPC – Los Angeles
THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ON THE WEST LAWN AND SPARC STAGE
LOS ANGELES’ 100 TPC – WORLD POETRY FESTIVAL is a group of Los Angeles poets and poetry organizers that have come together to plan the Los Angeles segment of the global event. (See list of organizers and pictorial below)
The Visual Artist For Change Gallery on The Lawn, and a costume festival with awards for Best Costumes in the following categories:
Best Costume for Change, Best Renaissance Poet, Best Dead Poet, Best Beat Poet group & Renaissance Group. Prizes vary, 1 year membership with Beyond Baroque, 100 TPC T-Shirts designed by the Niger Delta Anti-Cultist Movement and 100 TCP poets of Niger Delta. Cash Prize for BEST Poet For Change Costume.
Also, the event’s 3 most memorable poems will be awarded by a recording and WORDBEATRemix of spoken word and music.
Some photos from the 100 TCP WORLD POETRY FESTIVAL
Saturday , September 24th, 2011
still uploading and sorting through a million more… If you have photos, enter them into the comment box at the bottom of this page.
Michael Rothenberg – Founder and Brain behind 100 Thousand Poets For Change – a dedicated and true voice in Poetry today. Big Bridge Editor and Publisher at Big Bridge an online literary and arts magazine http://www.facebook.com Michael Rothenberg is a poet, songwriter, editor and publisher of Big Bridge, www.bigbridge.org His poems have been published widely in literary reviews, His poetry books include Man/Women, a collaboration with Joanne Kyger. 100 TPC Founder, member/affiliate World Poetry Movement.
Yvonne de la Vega – Los Angeles Poet and poetry journalist. The Los Angeles Poets For Change Events producer, public relations Produced and coordinated “Hollywood Cops For Kids“, special guests and donors included Faye Dunaway, Pricilla Presley and Dwight Yokum. A member of Art Speaks “Just Us” a featured poet at several Art Speaks events with focus on raising awareness to help end police brutality Nationwide. Proud member 100 TPC . Affiliate/ member World Poetry Movement www.yvonnedelavega .com
Richard is the Executive Director of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, in Venice, California. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California suburb) of Jewish-Irish parents (and later nurtured by Japanese stepmother). One younger brother, a gay activist, now deceased, inspired his commitment to human rights, and is a member of Poets for Human Rights. At the University of Hawaii, he became an anti-war activist and read poet Gary Snyder’s essay “Buddhism and Anarchism,” and then was turned on to Paul Goodman poet/novelist/psychotherapist/anarchist. Richard later joined New York City Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World while attending NYU (presently a member of the Socialist Party USA and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship but still is anarcho-syndicalist in outlook). Richard has written reviews and politics column for the The Independent Reviews Site and is presently a co-director of Poets on the Half Shell.
Milo Martin – Creator of The Overhead Projector Series of the legendary ONYX Readings. 2 Time Slam Champion Winner with The Hollywood Slam Team, Poetry Editor at TheNervousBreakdown.com, and DJ Host of WordBeat Radio, Milo is a street poet with a Masters Degree in Poetry from UCLA. His book “Poems for The Utopian Nihilist” is one filled with finely channeled poems in a unique and honest voice that always finds the good in every observance, transposed by the well traveled poet and nuance archival that Milo Martin is.
- Mike The Poet Sonsken, Los Angeles Organizer
Mike The Poet Sonsken- Co-founder Getunderground.com. & Jointz Magazine. Famous for his L.A.City Tours.As a third generation L.A. native, his tours of Hollywood with Red Line Tours & the Museum of Neon Art incorporate poetry & L.A. history. Also host of the perfect poetry readings at Stella Adler Conservatory in Hollywood. His book of poetry. “I Am Alive In Los Angeles” is used in many of the curriculums of High Schools and Universities around Southern Californiia.
Jessica M. Wilson – Los Angeles Poet and Writer, founder of the Los Angeles Poet Society, the downtown Art Walk’s Writers’ Row, and also the SoapBox Poets, a group consisting of writers, musicians, and artists. Events Coordinator for 100 TPC.
Douglas Steindorf Ex-Marine and poet who will host a group of ex-military writers. They will speak on topics ranging from the flawed and unfair judicial system to police brutality. His line- up to date includes Poet Steve Abee, Dennis Cruz, and Paul Gallagher banned UK writer, comic, filmmaker, activist.
Rafael Jose Francisco Alvarado hosted for Douglas. Rafael is a long time supporter of poetry.
Christian Elder – Organizer of the Lollapalooza Poetry Slams. Producer and co-host of the seminal LA poetry series, SpokenHeard with LA Poet Mauro Monteiro and The LA Speak Easy with Nelson Gary Author “Twin Volumes” (Ethelrod Press). Christian has long been dedicating himself to the recognition of the Los Angeles poetry scene’s most distinctive voices.
Denise Lyles- Cook, organizer – Published author, motivational speaker, singer, spoken word artist, choreographer, producer, director, actor, dancer, and is a well known healer in the field of massage/movement therapy. 2 musical CD’s which accompany her books, “Full Circle” and “I Gotta Story To Tell” encompassing R&B, Jazz, and Spoken Word fusion.
Conney Williams, Author of Poetry Collection: Leave of Spilled Spirit From an Untamed Poet (Casowary Press) and Host of The World Stage segment of the event.
Antonieta Vilamil – Organizer of La Poesia Festival, hosting the segment of 100 TPC Spanish Poetry reading, member of The World Poetry Movement from Medellin, Columbia, author of several books of poetry, with more than eleven books in print. She was born in Colombia in 1962. She is an international award winning bilingual poet, editor, translator and cultural organizer. Her work was featured in the documentary film “Voices in Wartime”: www.voicesinwartime.org. Her honors include: 2011 LATINO BOOK AWARD, International poetry prize Gastón
Baquero 2001 with her book “Cliff of Dream”/“Acantilados del Sueño”; Prose Poems Project Prize in 2002 for “Migration Fields”; Poetry in Motion Project to “Green Shoes”.
Steve Abee has published two books: King Planet, a collection of stories and poems, and The Bus: Cosmic Ejaculations of the Daily Mind in Transit, a novel. He is a middle school English teacher & 100 TPC – Los Angeles host.
___________________________________”The dark seedy underbelly” of Los Angeles is so often paraphrased, yet people who were not born here have no real idea of the depths of “seedy” and it’s birth in a town where one mustn’t step into the shadows of almost anything here, while by day, all bask in the hottest spot of sexy, Southern California. It’s the dichotomy of these two factors that lend to the broad ranged fluidity of the distinctive L.A Poet’s Voice. The beauty of the light, be it stage light or sun light, a city of beauty, and the obsessions of those who desire it, make both the wiser ones and the defeated ones. They, who would walk the desperate consequences of the shadowed path. And it is there, where, in the dark lay the Poet’s calling, to experience the suffering of it and survive. until the dawn of light where pen and paper and apple mac awaits their transpositions. -Yvonne de la Vega, Native Angeleno________________________________________________________________________________ watch the video:
Mike The Poet Sonsken by Bianca Smith