100 Thousand Poets for Change

100 Thousand Poets for Change

24 September 2016

4.30 p.m.

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,”

will take place simultaneously with hundreds of other sites throughout the world. Last year there were seven hundred sites.

This is our fourth year, and we have decided to ask three speakers, Greg Smith-Young, Peter Scott and Morvern McNie to give us their views in poetry and prose. A short period after they have all spoken will be open for discussion.

As the event is billed for artists as well as poets, we are inviting visual artists to bring with them an item which

they feel is in keeping with the above context. A written explanation should accompany each work.

During the afternoon Nick Kosonic will entertain us with his Solfeggio scale steel drum and Hang/Hung drum. We look forward to some new sounds!

The usual finger food and wine will follow the speakers, providing us all an opportunity to continue a discussion or meet new people.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Elora Poetry Centre





—From Word to Word by Jeremy Luke Hill on Prager’s Echoes in the Timbers

“Jerry Prager’s Echoes in the Timbers is a prose poem that relates the death and inquest of Margaret Buckingham, a former slave who settled in Puslinch County in the mid-nineteenth century. The narrative is broken into several parts, each with a different speaker – including Margaret herself; her suitor, Jerry Collins; and a member of her inquest jury, Nicholas Beaver, whose house has since been moved to the grounds of the Elora Poetry Centre. Margaret actually visited Beaver House in her day, so it’s fitting that it was where Jerry first read Echoes in the Timbers in 2014 and where the published version was recently launched.

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