This is a phenomenal event, located all over the globe on 24th September 2011.
100 Thousand Poets for Change
Founded by poet and editor Michael Rothenberg: to date there are 95 countries and hundreds of cities, villages, and community circles taking part across the planet, in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.
Here in Devon, there are 2 fund-raising performances that I know of:
The Great Hall,Dartington, Totnes; 3.30 4.15 pm with Inua Ellams, Ben Mellor, Jackie Juno & Lucy Lepchani.This is an additional event for the 'Interrogate' Festivalof Social Justice
and the other at Epicentre Book Cafe;7.30 to 10.30; special guests Ben Mellor & Matt Harvey, and also with Alasdair Paterson, Kenny Knight, Jackie Juno,Simon Williams, Susan Talor,Jade Moon, Graham Burchell, Ellie Davies, Katie Moudry, Bryce Dumont,The Freakboi, S.V.Wolfland and myself, and others...
please attend! Only £1 on the door to cover costs + a donation to charity
Our chosen charity is MAG - Mines Advisory Group
Links about global 100 Thousand Poets for change events can be seen on their website (link above) and on Youtube.