Laura McDermott Matheric-Orange Island Arts Foundation-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2015

ORGANIZER: Laura McDermott Matheric





Orange Island Arts Foundation is officially one year old! Join us in celebrating this milestone over complimentary drinks and light bites. Meet the minds behind the literary arts organization and learn about our future plans before the official 100 Thousand Poets for Change 2015 event. Enjoy cuisine by Chef Rodney, an art installation and an interactive poetry-on-demand event hosted by Eat Your Poem.

After our birthday party is 100 Thousand Poets for Change (Global) 2015, an annual one-day event in which poets around the country and the globe gather in a celebration of poetry to promote social, environmental and political change. The 100TPC event at World and Eye, coordinated by OIAF, will feature poetry readings by many acclaimed authors (TBA).

6-7 pm: Orange Island Arts Foundation Birthday Party
7-10 pm: 100 Thousand Poets for Change Readings

Donations of $5 are suggested. Event is open to the public.

Mission Statement

Orange Island Arts Foundation, which is based in Broward County yet serves South Florida and beyond, is an organization that encourages creativity; cultivates learning; and engages youth, established and aspiring writers, and the community at large with the literary arts. By providing avenues for local and national artists, we seek to inspire those who are interested in further developing their talents. We support transformational ideas by creating literary programs to help the 21st century writer in collaboration, publishing, showcasing and learning.Check back soon for the official launch of our new website. For more information or to be notified of our website launch date, please email us at
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