Second Annual “100 Thousand Poets for Change” Kickoff Sponsored by Rochester Poets at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY

Organizer: Frank Judge; Contact:

Rochester Poets will again devote its September reading at St. John Fisher College to 100 Thousand Poets for Change. The event will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2-5 pm — 3 hours to give everyone a chance to participate. As usual, we’ll be in the Ross Gallery of the Skalny Welcome Center, which is literally the first building on the left when you enter the Fisher campus from the main entrance at East Ave & Fairport Rd.

There’s loads of free parking in Lot A right across the drive from Skalny and right next to Skalny. The building also has handicapped access. For a map of the Fisher campus, go to

As with our Poets Against the War & Occupation events, we not only welcome all poets from the Western New York region but also singers, musicians, comics and those who want to say something about change — especially the changes we need in America in this time of rightward drift towards a country which, if we don’t stand up now, will consist mostly of Have-nots ruled by Haves like Mitt Romney and his cronies. A country where it?s no longer unthinkable to advocate for the abolition of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unions, and even voting rights.

100 Thousand Poets for Change is a worldwide event that will be held primarily on Saturday, September 29. But we’ll be kicking off 100TPC week with our event and invite you to join us

Whether or not you’re going to perform, if you represent a liberal cause devoted to “change”, feel free to bring along pamphlets, flyers, books…whatever..

We’ll also have renowned area artist Kim Pandina, owner of Panda Wear, exhibiting and selling her wonderful jewelry and demonstrating how she creates it.

And don’t forget the other 100TPC events all next week in various cities throughout the world — check dates and times in the right sidebar of any page on the official 100TPC site.

As noted, most events will be held on Saturday, September 29, but there will be events taking place all week. If you live in upstate New York, there are events in Buffalo, Toronto, Syracuse, Ithaca, Albany, and even a second Rochester event organized by Dwain Wilder and Paulette Swartzfager — no dates, times, or venues have been announced yet, so check their page on this site..

For more information and to participate in our event contact Rochester Poets president Frank Judge via this page,, or contact him directly at, 585-260-9005. If you’re on Facebook, you can also RSVP on our event page there:

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