Stillman College Hosts “100 Thousand Poets for Change” Afternoon Event

STILLMAN COLLEGE

Office of Marketing & Public Relations

Contact: Mary Sood

(205) 366-8886

msood@stillman.edu

 

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2013

Stillman will hold an “open mic” program in conjunction with the international celebratory event “100 Thousand Poets for Change” on Friday, September 27, from noon to 1 p.m., at the outdoor amphitheater on its campus in Tuscaloosa, AL. The College, which has celebrated the event each year since its inception in 2011, selected the theme “Living the Dream – 50 More Years” for its 2013 celebration. Students, faculty, staff and community members will present poetry, music and other creative works related to the theme.

Created by poet Michael Rothenberg, 100 Thousand Poets for Change is a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for positive change within the framework of peace and sustainability. From September 27 to 29, poets, musicians, writers, and others artists will host poetry readings, public demonstrations, community picnics, parades, concerts, and other events in recognition of the role of poetry and art in promoting social, environmental, and political change. Thus far, activities are planned in over 100 countries around the world and in hundreds of U.S. cities.

The program is sponsored by the College’s Department of English. For additional information, contact Dr. Norman Golar at ngolar@stillman.edu; Dr. Doris Davenport at 205-247-8127, or Dr. David Saffo at 205-366-8813. For information on 100 Thousand Poets for Change events nationwide and worldwide, visit: 100tcp.org.

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