Category Archives: UNITED STATES

100 Thousand Poets for Change-The Bark-Tallahassee, Florida 2019

      100 Thousand Poets for Change speak out at The Bark Madeline Brik, Staff Writer Published 11:51 a.m. ET Sept. 29, 2019 |      Founders Terri Carrion and Michael Rothenberg at 100 Thousand Poets for Change event … Continue reading

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Sharon Coleman/Jeanne Lupton- Backyards: Poets for Local Change Alameda, California 2019

Saturday, September 28, 7-9pm Frank Bette Center for the Arts 1601 Paru St., Alameda, California 9450   Come join us for a poetry reading by eight incredible poets who are also dedicated to creating change locally and beyond. This is … Continue reading

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Grafitti Bleu and Jacquelyn Smithson Howard- Sacramento, California 2019

ORGANIZER: Jacquelyn Smith Howard Creative Minds gave me a platform to “Read A Poem To A Child” today. I thank the Straight Out Scribes (mother/daughter Poets) for the opportunity to bring this event into the 100TCP Global Initiative. They were … Continue reading

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Waqas Khwaja- Agnes Scott-Decatur, Georgia 2019

ORGANIZER: Waqas Khwaja- Decatur, Georgia CONTACT:       Some pictures from today’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change Poetry Reading at Agnes Scott College. Participants included Julia Caroline Knowlton, Faiza Haji, Mariana Mcdonald, Bob Duvall, Anji Angela Black-Sarumi, Katie … Continue reading

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Lisa Vihos-Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Mead Library and Wilson Elementary School-2019

  Sheboygan photos courtesy of Nanette Bulebosh. We had such a great and attentive crowd of young people at Wilson Elementary School listening to poetry today. Poetry was shared by the principal, the custodian, several teachers, some brave and talented … Continue reading

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Beata Tsosie-Peña -TEWA WOMEN UNITED-Pojoaque, New Mexico

Beata Tsosie-Peña Pojoaque, NM Join us for our annual Gathering for Mother Earth’s Waters, Sept. 26-29. 100TPFC will take place in Sat. Sept 28 from 5-6 at the Poeh Center in Pojoaque, NM. Poet Olivia Romo, Beata Tsosie-Peña,and others … Continue reading

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Susan Durant, Children’s librarian, Mead Public Library, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 2019

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Diana Betancourt-Sacramento/Davis/SF 2019

Diana Betancourt Delfoi Design/Diana Betancourt and DJ Marc Edward will be performing poetry readings including sound performance, and art exhibit starting Sept 25th,in Sacramento, 26th 8n San Francisco, 27 in Davis as part of 2019 100 Thousand Poets For … Continue reading

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Jennifer Karmin-Red Rover Series- Chicago, Illinois 2019

On September 28, 2019, poets around the world will raise their voices collectively to declare the changes they’d like to see in the U.S. and throughout the international community as part of worldwide events for 100 Thousand Poets for Change, … Continue reading

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Chris Bodor-Ancient City Poets-St. Augustine, Florida 2019

September Poetry Reading – 09/29/19 9/2/2019 0 Comments   Image by Jeremy Jusay  OPEN MIC POETRY AT The Corazon CinemaTHEME: “Change Poetry”​SUNDAY, September 29th, 2019​Join us for the official observation of the global event 100 Thousand Poets for Change. The Ancient … Continue reading

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Saundra Kelley reading to children at Books A Million in Tallahassee, Florida Samiri Hernández Hiraldo I went to Club 4-H in Panacea on Monday and to Sail High School in Tallahassee yesterday. I had a great time. The kids were … Continue reading

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Mikaela Curry- Pikeville, Kentucky -Pikeville, Kentucky 2019

September 28, Thursday at 3:30 PM – 5 PM Join us at the Pikeville City Park as part of the 9th Annual GLOBAL EVENT 100 Thousand Poets For Change. This event will feature the Read a Poem To A Child … Continue reading

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Sandi Mathews-Thrasher in Omaha, Nebraska 2019

    Hello from Omaha. ESL students celebrate Read a Poem to a Child.

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Nick Demske-Bonk-Racine, Wisconsin 2019

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Philip Drexler-Read A Poem To A Child-Austin State Hospital 2019

Philip Drexler I will be reading from Louise Bogun’s Golden Treasury to the kids at Austin State Hospital on Sept 25th!

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Rain-KBGA Radio 89.9fm Outer Limits Radio Show-Missoula, Montana 2019


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Noreen Ann Snyder- Lake Wales, Florida 2019

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Pratibha Kelapure -Los Gatos, California 2019

Pratibha Kelapure Los Gatos, California  

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Stephanie Hart-Branford, CT 2019

Stephanie Hart, Branford, CT  I have prompted several readings in a number of classes at my children’s school. The Country School, Madison, CT Several readings will take place at The Country School in Madison, CT: I will be reading to … Continue reading

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Peter Money -Brattleboro, VT 2019

ORGANIZER: Peter Money CONTACT: As poet librarian of the West Windsor library, as member of the poetry band Los Lorcas. On Sept. 28 I’ll be at The Burlington Book Festival, Burlington Vermont. City Hall.

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Mark Lamoureaux-Ama’s Daycare, New Haven, Connecticut 2019

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Timea Zsedeley-Key West, Florida 2019

    100 Thousand Poets & Musicians for Change   This will be the first year in Key West connecting with the annual, global 100TPC event and its mission of using poetry and other artistic forms to create continued awareness … Continue reading

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Adam Gottlieb – Chicago, IL, USA Chicago Poets United to End Homelessness 2019


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Dennis Formento- RPC 100tpc: Northshore- 9/28, 5-8 pm, St John’s Coffeehouse, Covington, LA, open mike. free admission 2019

ORGANIZER: Dennis Formento    

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24th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival. Saturday, October 5, 2019, Noon to 4:30. at Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA.

24th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, Berkeley CA * Join us—Stand up for the Earth! * Celebrate Writers, Nature & Community * October 5 & 6, 2019 * Saturday, October 5, 10 am sharp – Strawberry Creek Walk:Poetry, talk, and … Continue reading

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Susan Lamont-Santa Rosa, California 2019


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Roy Anthony Shabla-Los Angeles, CA 2019

  artists are invited to set up their wares at 100 Thousand Poets for Change (Official) @ the green salon in santa fe springs (los angeles) california on saturday september 28th. the event begins at 5pm. free to exhibit, free … Continue reading

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California Poets In The Schools, Read A Poem To A Child 2019

TBA Margo Perrin-Sonoma County Jessica Wilson Cardenas-Los Angeles Johnnierenee Nelson- San Diego, CA Michele Krueger-Middletown, California Rosie- Moreno Valley, CA Nicole Gesner-

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Alfred Harrell Greensboro, NC-2019

ORGANIZER: Alfred Harrell CONTACT: AHMTAP Group short for Alfred Harrell More than a Poet

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Sally Karioth-Read A Poem To A College Student-FSU, Tallahassee, Florida 2019

sketch notes for the second poster         Today, September 28th, a global event will take place called “100 Thousand Poets for Change”, and the “Read A Poem To A Child” Initiative. Slam poetry events in 5 cities … Continue reading

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John Sullivan- Shock Worker Poets Theater -Galveston, TX 2019

Organizer: John Sullivan Contact:  Banned Books Reading (Poetry & Fiction) Unitarian Church is hosting Banned Books Reading / my personal group is Shock Worker Poets Theater   We have 5-7 minute excerpts from 15 banned books scheduled for reading … Continue reading

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Kathleen McCoy- SUNY ADIRONDACK- Queensbury, NY 2019

Organizer: Kathleen McCoy Contact:   100 Thousand Poets SUNY Adirondack Writers Project (our page) / 100 Thousand Poets for Change 2019 (our event) has CHANGED DATES to FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019, 4:30 PM, DEARLOVE HALL VISUAL ARTS GALLERY, SUNY ADIRONDACK, … Continue reading

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Doris Davenport-Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia 2019

ORGANIZER: Doris Davenport CONTACT:  

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Justin Booth – Little Rock, Arkansas 2019

Sunday, September 29, 7pm-10pm Vino’s Pizza Pub Brewery 923 W 7th St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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Youssef Alaoui, John Givens, and Paul Corman Roberts-Oakland Peace Center-Oakland, CA 2019

CONTACT: Youssef Alaoui,    

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Suzanne Malesic, Charles Town, West Virginia 2019

ORGANIZER: Suzanne Malesic CONTACT: A Danish company…Rockwool…is building an industrial plant in our rural county, with permissions rushed through legal processes & tax breaks unknown to the citizens. It will use huge amounts of coal & natural gas (no current … Continue reading

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Jamie Dedes-Bezine-Virtual based in Redwood City, California 2019

At “The BeZine” we’ll will host 100TPC on September 28 as a 24-hour virtual event. All are invited. This event will be moderated by Michael Dickel. All are welcome to join in and instructions for participating will be included … Continue reading

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Alina Stefanescu-Birmingham, Alabama 2019

ORGANIZER: Alina Stefanescu CONTACT: Pollution, Place, and the People: A Collaboration Saturday, September 28, 2019 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Desert Island Supply Co. Birmingham, AL (map) Google Calendar ICS Poetry performance and activist panel discussion. A collaboration to celebrate 100,000 … Continue reading

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Mike Nelson- Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program- Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2019

ORGANIZER: MIKE NELSON CONTACT:  Portsmouth Book and Bar, On September 28th poets all over the world will gather together to read poems of peace, love and positive change with 100 Thousand Poets for Change (Official). Join us at Book and Bar … Continue reading

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Nicole M Metts Central Texas Writers Society, Copperas Cove, TX 2019

Nicole M Metts Central Texas Writers Society  Sept. 27th 8-9:30 at our Lil Tex Restaurant, 502 S Main St, Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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Janina La Papita – Dubuque, Iowa, 2019

Janina La Papita – Dubuque, Iowa  Come hear some amazing local performers share their poetry and music! The theme is change in the positive sense – the change we need to be in a world where so much seems … Continue reading

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Jessica Wilson Cardenas- Tia Chucha-Sylmar, CA 2019

Organizer: Jessica Wilson Cardenas Contact:     Banned Books Week 2019: From Trauma to Transformation Friday, September 27, 2019 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore Sylmar, CA13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342 Join PEN … Continue reading

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    COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Oasis Center for Women and Girls –Michelle Gomez -9 schools Foster Grandparents Program-Linda Schuyler Ford   BOOKSTORES My Favorite Books– Amanda- Tallahassee, Florida w/ guest Hot Tamales     Midtown Reader– Tallahassee, Florida We plan to … Continue reading

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Jane Lin- Los Alamos, New Mexico 2019

  ORGANIZER: Jane Lin CONTACT: VENUE: We will have a poetry reading at the Los Alamos Coop Market ( on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 pm.    

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Ann Fisher-Wirth, Oxford, Mississippi- 2019

  The Environmental Studies minor at the University of Mississippi, aided by some MFA students and faculty, is organizing events for September 28. Actually, also Sept 27. Sept 27 at 7 p.m. we are showing “Before the Flood,” the environmental … Continue reading

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Youssef Alaoui, John A Givens – Oakland, CA 2019

  Youssef Alaoui, John A Givens @ Oakland Peace Center, Home of Nomadic Books Publishing Company Oakland CA We will have poets and musicians together in an impromptu performance called “MOUTH OFF” where six poets read in a round to … Continue reading

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Laurel Lee Chipp –September 14th, at Ginsler Auditorium in Wickett, Texas 2019

Laurel Lee Chipp – Monahans, Texas (also Odessa host), September 14th, at Ginsler Auditorium in Wickett, Texas.

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National Translation Month and Italian American Writers Association NY, NY 2019

  ORGANIZERS AND CONTACTS: Claudia Serea and Maria Lisella with   As the current Queens Poet Laureate, I often organize events not only in Queens but beyond our borders and this event: Multi Cultural Voices for Change will take place on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Eve Packer- Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, New York 2019

sat, sept 28: 7: 30 pm sparrow, eve & crew: reading/performance at unnameable books, 600 vanderbilt ave, bklyn, ny our theme: ‘pretending’ we read from someone else’s work then our own–+ short open poet/performers include (so far, more TBA): eve … Continue reading

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Loretta Oleck -Tarrytown, New York 2019

ORGANIZER: Loretta Oleck CONTACT: LOCATION: Muddy Water Coffee and Café, 52 Main St. ,Tarrytown, New York.

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Christine Holbert, Lost Horse Press, Sandpoint, Idaho 2019

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Donna J. Snyder-Tumblewords Project, El Paso, Texas 2019

Tumblewords Project wishes to continue our involvment with 100T Poets for Change, as we have since the beginning.  As always we will devote a workshop in our weekly workhop series to political writing.  This year will be presented by Rachel … Continue reading

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Susan Lamont-Santa Rosa, CA 2019

ORGANIZER: Susan Lamont CONTACT:   This year is the 9th annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change reading. This year’s theme – my theme, there is no international theme – is “Holding Hands in the Dark” – the value of community … Continue reading

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Cathy Webster-Chico, CA 2019

ORGANIZER: Cathy Webster I also have registered this event on the   website.  Every year for the last five years Campaign Nonviolence, a project of Pace e Bene, has established and coordinated a Week of Novnviolent Action across the nation.  … Continue reading

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Patti Sullivan and Kevin Patrick Sullivan, San Luis Obispo, CA 2019

San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaSept. 28th 20109 – 10:30 amSan Luis Obispo Library2nd Floor Children Section995 Palm St. San Luis Obispo Local Poets will read some Favorite Children’s PoemsHosted by Patti Sullivan & Kevin Patrick Sullivan    

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Charlie Rossiter-Bennington, VT 2019

ORGANIZER: Charlie Rossiter CONTACT:   September 28, Sat. 2019, 7:00 pm, 108 School St., Bennington, VT Our Bennington all-genre open mic means that poets, musicians, storytellers, actors, magicians, and artists of any persuasion are welcome to sign up to do … Continue reading

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Miriam Sagan-Santa Fe, New Mexico 100 Thousand Poets for Change 2019

ORGANIZER: Miriam Sagan-Santa Fe, New Mexico DETAILS: 100 Thousand Poets for Change, SFCCEthyl, the Blue Whale Saturday, Sept. 28, 1-3 p.m.   Posted on September 9, 2019by Miriam Sagan 100 Thousand Poets for Change–Santa Fe–September 28. Please Join Us! SFCC will host … Continue reading

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Carl Macki-Fairfax, CA 2019

    ORGANIZER: Carl Macki CONTACT: September 30th, 8:30 PM..19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA   

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Mike Nelson, Julie Richter and Bob Moore-Portsmouth, New Hampshire 2019

ORGANIZERS: Mike Nelson, Julie Richter and Bob Moore-Portsmouth, New Hampshire CONTACT: 100 Thousand Poets/Musicians for Change Saturday, Sept 28th 12-3:00 pm Book n’ Bar in Portsmouth, NH Thank you to Book & Bar for welcoming us back for the third … Continue reading

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Rita Jankowska-Imagine Nation Brewing Co- Missoula, Montana 2019

ORGANIZER: Rita Jankowska-Bradley CONTACT: 

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Raymond Russell- New Orleans, Louisiana 2019

ORGANIZER: Raymond Russell CONTACT:  

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Polly Lazaron- Charlottesville, Viginia 2019


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Laurel Lee Chipp and Kat Copeland 100,000 Poets for Positive Change Ward County 2019 Monahans, Texas

ORGANIZERS: Laurel Lee Chipp and Kat Copeland CONTACT: –        Anytime prior to MONDAYS broadcasts, you can READ A POEM TO A CHILD via VOICE MESSAGE email poem to Thank you so much! If you click on … Continue reading

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Grafitti Bleu- Sacramento, California 2019

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Dr. Blaise Allen Palm Beach Poetry Festival, 100K Poets, Musicians, and Artists for Change. Palm Beach, Florida 2019

ORGANIZER: Dr. Blaise Allen CONTACT: Blaise Allen Ph.D. invited you to 10th Annual 100K Musicians, Artists, and Poets on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at St. Pat’s Pub, 

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Kris Haggblom-Poetic Justice Books & Arts- Port St. Lucie, Florida 2019

Kris HaggblomPoetic Justice Books & Arts1774 Port St. Lucie Blvd.Port St. Lucie, FL Open Mic w/o a Mic Poetry Night – September 20, 2019. The poetry readings start at 5:30 (sign-up sheet is available from 1:00)      

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Paul Richmond-Human Error Publishing, Chippewa Bay, New York 2019

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Watershed Poetry Festival-Berkeley, CA 2018

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Women’s Center for Healing and Transformation, Dennis Formento- July 20, 2019 Abita Springs, Louisiana

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Kat Copeland and Laurel Lee Chipp- Midland/ Odessa, Texas 2019

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Daniel García Ordaz- Rio Grande Valley, Texas 2019

ORGANIZER: Daniel García Ordaz CONTACT: Artists and writers from the Rio Grande Valley of deep S. Texas will once again be part of the global chain of events linking us together with compatriots across the world to shine the … Continue reading

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FSU Libraries Special Collections: “Poetry in Protest” Tallahassee, Florida 2018-2019 documented by Bob Howard

  Poetry can be a powerful tool for eliciting emotion and is frequently used to express dissent or advocate for change. FSU Special Collections & Archives’ latest exhibition, “Poetry in Protest,” explores the genres, tactics, and voices of poets that … Continue reading

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John Sullivan, Read A Poem To A Child and “Banned Books Reading” September 20th at the Unitarian Universalists Church Galveston, Texas 2018

ORGANIZER: John Sullivan CONTACT: READ A POEM TO A CHILD: “The Owl and The Pussycat”   Banned Books Week in Galveston (a 100K Poets for Change Affiliated Event) September 17th – 22nd   2018   Celebrate Our Freedom to Read … Continue reading

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Alexandra Rain Smith -Outer Limits Radio Show Presents: 100Thousand Poets For Change, 2pm, KBGA College Radio, Missoula, Montana 2018

ORGANIZER: Alexandra Rain Smith EVENT: Outer Limits Radio Show Presents: 100Thousand Poets For Change, 2pm, KBGA College Radio, Missoula, Montana CONTACT:

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Sandi Thrasher- Omaha, Nebraska 2018

ORGANIZER: Sandi Thrasher EVENT- 20 students (grades 1-3 Special Education Resource- Gateway Elementary School, Omaha, Nebraska and 20 Special Education Resource students at Standing Bear Elementary School- Omaha, Nebraska

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