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Fourth Annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change in New Bedford

Posted in Poetry Readings with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2014 by whalingcityreview

 

September 28, 2014 marks the fourth annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change, an event that brings poets, artists and musicians (new this year) around the world together to call for environmental, social, and political change. Voices will be heard globally through concerts, readings, workshops, flash mobs and demonstrations that each focus on their specific area of concern, within the framework of peace and sustainability, such as war, ecocide, racism and censorship.

“Peace and sustainability is a major concern worldwide, and the guiding principle for this global event,” said Michael Rothenberg, Co-Founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. “It’s amazing to see how many people have joined in around the world to speak out for causes they believe in, and to see so much heart and creativity expressed in their diverse approaches to this event.”

With over 80 countries participating, Gallery X in downtown New Bedford will be the site of our own local event that includes acoustic musicians along with area poets.

Hosted by New Bedford’s Poet Laureate Patricia Gomes, the reading starts at 1PM in the lower level (Frederick Douglass Gallery) of Gallery X, 169 William St., New Bedford. This event is free and open to the public, but parental guidance is suggested as not all poetry may be suitable for younger listeners.  Poets will read from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 28, 2014.   Visit 100 Thousand Poets for Change at http://100tpc.org.