Asbury Park, New Jersey

Organizer: Joshua Ballard



100,000 Poets is a worldwide movement that encourages artists of all concentrations, from all around the world, to come together and inspire change in their local community, thereby collectively creating global change for the better.

This year, Asbury Park is one of over 750 cities participating from over 110 countries.

Our change, in Asbury Park, will be to begin facilitating workshops for high school age youths across Ocean and Monmouth counties.

Involved are –

Event Coordinator – Joshua J Ballard
Art Curator – Josh “Dogmatic” Matson
Featured Artist – Gregg Bautista
Featured Poet – Nicole J Homer
Featured Musician – Accidental Seabirds
Media – Karissa Monica
Sound – Jay Portizo @ Ugly Door Studios

All the above featured people have been integral in their respective scenes and are essential to this event.


The event will be all day at Trinity & The Pope and will feature some of the areas best poets, musicians, and artists, all coming together to not only make this change happen, but to more fully infuse the community with a better integrated scene.

There will be silent auctions running all day for the works of every artist/poet/musician involved.

There will be a community canvas auctioned off at the end of the night.

REBEARTH Art Supplies will be on scene with their own art to donate.

The rest of the line up goes like this:

Patricia Smith
NYC Intangibles Slam Team
Philly “Fuze” Slam Team
Joshua J Ballard
Connor Dooley
Mark Brunneti
Chad Anderson (Also working sound)
Ben Figeroua
Josh Matson
Chris Rockwell (Also working sound)
Sean Van Kleeff
Alexandria Savastano
Maggie “Danger” Bloom Brown
Chris Hartsgrove
Andrew “Ink” Feindt
Plus more..

Accidental Seabirds
Downstairs Neighbors
Love Locks (Dave Stanley and Mash McLain)
Plus more..

Gregg Bautista
Tiffany Asraf
Alie “Dreads” D’Andrea
Liam Orbit

LIVE SCULPTORS working **on site**
AND donating their works –
Daniel Brown
Lauren DiPalma

$5 suggested donation gets you one bid, you can buy more inside.

Don’t miss this event, your community needs you!


SICA (Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts) has offered their location to host the workshops, and Trinity & The Pope has offered their upstairs facilities to host the fundraiser event.

The workshops will be run weekly by Joshua J Ballard, free of charge.

There will be a youth open mic on the last friday of every month, and a quarterly youth slam.

The workshops will bring in guest facilitators every month, and produce a year end literary review containing the works of all youths who participate, and every facilitator throughout the year. The Literary Review will be published through local publishing house Piscataway House Publications.

These things cost money, but are inspiring to young aspiring writers. Here is where you come in.

Contact Joshua at to find out how you can help.

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