100 Thousand Poets for Change
24 September 2016
This event, originally created by Michael Rothenberg “as a demonstration / celebration to promote peace, sustainability and justice . . .and to call for serious social, environmental and political change,” took place simultaneously in hundreds of sites throughout the world.
Because this was the Centre’s fourth year, we decided to ask three speakers, Greg Smith-Young, Peter Scott and Morvern McNie, to give their views in poetry and prose. After they had all spoken there was open discussion.
As the event was billed for artists as well as poets, we invited visual artists to bring with them an item which they felt was in keeping with the above context. A written explanation was to accompany each work.
During the afternoon Nick Kosonic entertained us with his Solfeggio scale steel drum and Hang/Hung drum.
Elora Poetry Centre