100,000 Poets for Change | Flyleaf Books | Page: Literary Related | Indy Week
This is a past event.

100,000 Poets for Change 

When: Sat., Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2011

For once, rather than asking lawmakers how to fix the world's plagues, the world is answering the question itself, with the largest poetry reading in history. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., people from all around the world will be gathering at bookstores and other locations to share their concerns about their communities through the art of poetry. Six hundred events have been organized, with issues ranging from Mexico City's protest of systemic violence to peace gatherings in Kabul. Twenty events in North Carolina have taken up the cause of reversing cuts in education funding. Founder Michael Rothenberg, a poet, hopes that after analyzing the documentation of these gatherings from around the world, a grand statement concerning peace and sustainability can be made. Visit 100tpc.org for more information about the global event. —Lauren Taylor Shute

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation