ORGANIZER: Tikvah Feinstein
Taproot Writer’s Workshop will sponsor a free public reading Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at noon at Laughlin Memorial Library, 11th Street, Ambridge, Beaver County, PA.
Taproot Writer’s Workshop Inc. of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, USA hosted a reading to promote positive change as part of a worldwide effort Saturday Sept. 26, 2015 at noon at Laughlin Memorial Library.
Our local writers and musicians’ voices are in concert with voices all over the planet in a day of a worldwide push for positive sustainable change. Local voices and melodies merge with more than 570 creative writing and musical groups from 100 countries around the world celebrating the 5th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change Global 2015 event.
Ambridge writers Alicia Stankay , Marjorie DeAngelis, Bruce Midkiff, Sally Witt, CSJ ; Karen Petley and, Tikvah Feinstein.; Aliquippa writer Joe Kaldon; Monaca writers Sara Davis and Faith Cataffa read original work. Ambridge guitarist/singer Chuck Firkaly sang and Ambridge guitarist David Cairns performed original melodies. We heard CDs of singer Holly Matthias.
Laughlin Memorial Library Director Julie Mulcahy had a birthday and couldn’t take part, but she’s the one to thank for use of the room.
Tikvah Feinstein, organizer of the event and director of Taproot Writer’s Workshop read the poem “My Grandfather’s Gate” written by Deacon Harry L. Walter, who is presently a resident of Villa St. Joseph and could not attend.
The 100 Thousand Poets for Change organization Global was founded by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion of Sonoma County in 2011. It has become annual.
Let’s build a memorial
to the oppressed.
Let’s fill it with monuments
markers of dead baby girls
making room for brother,
of babies killed and trashed by
teenage parents too carefree to
care, mothers with nothing.,
of every man& woman killed by
of every man, woman and
to ethnic cleansing,
of everyone who ever lived
or will live only to die
by the act of another –
Obelize the countless.
– Tikvah Feinstein