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Poetry As Witness; Poetry For Change - Contemplation In Action Series:
Sat, April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Poetry As Witness; Poetry For Change
"In the dark times, will there also be singing? / Yes, there will be singing. / About the dark times". —Bertolt Brecht
"In a time of frontal assaults both on language and on human solidarity, poetry can remind us of all we are in danger of losing—disturb us, embolden us out of resignation". –Adrienne Rich
"Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before". –Audre Lorde
The next in our Contemplation In Action series, Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel facilitates a morning of writing and sharing poetry as a practice bearing witness to society and advocating for change. Joining with us in a hands-on exploration your "skeleton architecture", your poetic voice.
No previous writing experience is necessary. Come with notebook and pen, a willingness to listen, and a readiness to write with an open heart and mind.