Friday, September 2, 2011

Read locally. Listen Globally. Waverly Library. Sept. 24. 11-4PM

Poets around the world are planning individual events to take place simultaneously on September 24th in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote social and political change.

In Baltimore City, we will be celebrating this event and demonstrating how poetry can change a community by bringing people together in a creative and positive space. Please join us in marking this historical event and showing the world that Baltimore has a vibrant and deep poetic soul, and show how “The City That Reads” reflects the manifest interests and poetics of its citizenry, and that creative literacy can be sustained in Charm City.

Where? Waverly Branch Enoch Pratt Free Library, at the intersection of Barclay, University Parkway, and 33rd Street. (400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218)

When? 11 AM until 4PM on September 24, 2011. Join us outside the Library on 33rd street for: sidewalk chalk poetry, live performances, free poetry giveaways, and more.

Starting at 2PM, join us in the Waverly Library meeting room for a poetry recording session until 4PM. Be recorded reading one of your own poems or a favorite poem, or just stop and in listen. All documentation on the weblog will be preserved by Stanford University in California, which has recognized 100 Thousand Poets for Change as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history. They will archive the complete contents of the weblog,, as part of their digital archiving program LOCKSS.

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