Organizer: Lisa Vihos
From Sheboygan organizer, Lisa Vihos:
Once again, we will be on the terrace of Mead Public Library from 1-3 p.m. Our featured reader this year is the poet laureate of Milwaukee, Roberto Harrison. There will be music by local singer-songwriter, Jon Doll. And YOU!!
Please don’t think you must “be a poet” in order to share at the open mic. You can share a favorite poem by anyone: yourself, a famous poet, a not-famous poet, your child, your dog… The point is to share a poem that moves you to make this world a better place on any level; personal, political, spiritual. There is change everywhere! Name it, own it, speak it!
And, if you really don’t want to stand and speak at the mic, then please just come and listen. If a poem falls in the forest and no one is there, then who will hear it?
Here is the schedule for the day:
Open mic sign-up: 12:30 p.m.
Sharing begins: 1:00 p.m.
Roberto Harrison: 2 p.m.
Jon Doll: 2:30.
3:00: If there are lots of people still on the open mic list, we will finish up and go until we are done!
Please come to share, to listen, and to be part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. There is no time like the present for change!
Q: Can poetry change the world?
A: Only if we let it…