Frank Judge -Rochester, New York 2016

ORGANIZER: Frank Judge


TIME AND DATE: Sunday, Sept 18, 2-4 p.m.

LOCATION: Clover Center for Arts & Spirituality, The Baptist Temple, corner of Highland Ave & Clover St, Rochester, NY  14618

Join us on Sunday, September 18, 2-4 pm at the Clover Center for Arts & Spirituality (The Baptist Temple, corner of Highland Ave & Clover St) for our Sixth Annual “100,000 Poets for Change” Reading.

In keeping with our past events, there will be no actual featured performers — everyone is featured! All are welcome to join us and perform: poets, singers, musicians, comics, dancers — even artists who’d like to show any work related to “change”!!

The event is basically an open mic for those who want to perform anything that in some way deals with the need for CHANGE in the United States and around the world, from the way we hold our elections to global warming to war and occupation to a living minimum wage to national health, the treatment of veterans dating back to the Vietnam War, fracking, the refugees being turned away from the European Union (while the US thinks about admitting a trickle!)….the list is endless.

BUT don’t worry if you don’t have any “change” work!! You’re free to perform whatever you’d like!! AND, of course, we always want audience members. So feel free to join us whether you plan to perform or not. And SPREAD THE WORD to your friends on FB and by email to others! This invite is PUBLIC, so anyone can view it, even if they don’t have a FB account!

Also, if you represent a progressive cause devoted to change, feel free to bring along pamphlets, flyers, books…whatever. Tables will be available.

Refreshments served. FREE admission. Donations to support Rochester Poets will be gratefully accepted.

There are currently over 500 100,000 Poets for Change events taking place around the world between now and the end of the year. To learn more about 100TPC and to find events throughout the world, go the official site maintained by event founder, poet Michael Rothenberg: They also have a FB page at

See you on the 18th. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for NEXT’s month’s event on October 16 when our featured reader will be poet Mary Khazak Grant!!




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