13th Annual Purple Poetry Book Release Party

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13th Annual Purple Poetry Book Release Party

The Purple Poetry Book is back for it's 13th year and the celebration will be bigger than ever!

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2640 Space 2640 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218

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The Purple Poetry Book comes to life on Saturday October 22, 2022. Meet us on the purple carpet!

Join TurnAround, Inc. for the release of our annual Purple Poetry Book. Now in its thirteenth year, the Purple Poetry Book features original poetry and artwork by survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. This outlet provides survivors with the opportunity to tell their stories and celebrate their strength and resilience through creative expression.

The Purple Poetry Book release party will be a night of entertainment and storytelling, featuring performances by nationally acclaimed poets and local talent as well as the powerful contributors to this year’s book. There will be music, dancing, delicious food, and signature cocktails and mocktails for every palate.

We ask that all attendees wear creative cocktail attire featuring any shade of purple. The color purple is a symbol of peace, courage, survival, and honor. It is a salute to all survivors. Held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our event also recognizes 35 years of increased awareness and prevention efforts since the first observation in October of 1987. Through the lived experiences shared in the Purple Poetry Book, we intend to highlight the ongoing efforts and the necessary work that still needs to be done to eradicate power-based violence everywhere.

TurnAround, Inc. is the designated rape crisis center for Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Our mission is to educate, advocate for, and empower all people impacted by intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

For more information of TurnAround's work to support and empower survivors, visit us at www.turnaroundinc.org or call 410-837-7000. If you are in crisis and in need of immediate assistance, please call our 24/7 helpline at 443-279-0379.

For more information on the 13th Annual Purple Poetry Book Release Party, contact Eden at jeden@turnaroundinc.org.

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