100 Thousand Poets for Change Gathering
September 28, 2013 marks the third annual global event for 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. “Peace and sustainability are major concerns worldwide, and the guiding principles for this global event,” says Michael Rothenberg, Co-Founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. “We are in a world where it isn’t just one issue that needs to be addressed. A common ground is built through this global compilation of local stories, which is how we create a true narrative for discourse to inform the future.”
A local observation has been planned for Sunday September 29th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at The Gallery Café of St. Augustine (located at 1974 US-1 in the Staples Plaza). Workshop for Change, with Ancient City Poet Rich Cardone, is open to all ages and skill levels. Everyone attending should bring a poem on the subject of change and something to write with. The cost is $10 per person for the afternoon’s activities to pay for bottomless coffee and sweet treats.
To learn more about 100 Thousand Poets for Change and more than 550 events planned in 100 countries go to the organization’s website, www.100TPC.org
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POETRY SERIES CONCLUDES
The Ancient City Poets concluded their four year series last month. The event was held at The Gallery Cafe of St. Augustine (in the Staples Plaza). Known as the Heart Pour Sunday Matinee, the group’s poetry readings were held on the last Sunday of every month, dating back to August of 2009. Chris Bodor was presented with a plaque by fellow poets Michael Henry Lee, Rich Cardone, and Limmy Van Kooten in grateful appreciation for his years of outstanding service and devotion. Bodor announced that although the group will no longer hold monthly poetry readings, they will continue to offer poetry writing workshops in the upcoming months.
The final gathering highlighted the talents of Glenda Bailey-Mershon and Leny Kaltenekker who both contributed to the book Jane’s Stories Press IV – Bridges and Borders. Equally talented poets Joe O’Hearn and Nick Fouriezos approached the group’s microphone for the first time to share their well-crafted words. Veteran readers Missy Ortega, Lee Patterson, Rob Waldner, Lin Dosing and Mary Yeck rounded out the final gathering of the Heart Pour Sunday Matinee series. In conclusion, founding member Michael Henry Lee reminded the audience that they are the true stars of the series, because art is not much without an audience to receive it. The entire group is grateful to the audiences who opened their ears and their hearts month after month for the last four years. Spoken word is alive in the Nation’s Oldest City.
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