100 Thousand Poets for Change

September 9, 2014

27 September 2014

“Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.” Elie Wiesel

Now in its fourth year, 100 Thousand Poets for Change is a worldwide event in which local gatherings, celebrations, readings, exhibits, marches, lectures and other activities honor the possibility of change for the better. This year it will be celebrated on Saturday, September 27, though some events spill over, before or after.

100TPC has a website, a Facebook page, a Facebook event page and “official” local coordinators for Ellensburg (Lowell Murphree), Olympia (Jean Marie Riquelme), Puyallup (Kimberlee Gerstmann), Seattle (Lola Peters) and Tulalip (Kismet Armstrong).

Details about local events are more likely to be found in the local media than on official sites, but here are a couple:

In Seattle, Poetry+Motion presents Justice & Social Change: poetry, dance and open mic at Dahlak Eritrean Cuisine. Ticket info.

In Vancouver, WA, the William Stafford Centenary Reading will feature George Thomas and local authors from the anthology World of Change: Eileen Elliott, Christopher Luna, and Toni Partington, plus open mic, at Angst Gallery.

Whether you celebrate in public or in private, change is an excellent prompt. Be creative. If you have events scheduled in the region, please leave a comment and a link!


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