Julianza Shavin- Colorado Springs, Colorado

Organizer: Julianza Shavin

Contact: julianza@comcast.net

100,000 Poets and Musicians for Change – Be Heard!

Sept. 29th at The Movement of Arts Community Studio, 525 E. Fountain Blvd,., Suite 150, just east and south of downtown: The community is coming together for an event with the rather broad theme of positive change. This global initiative was created in 2011 by Michael Rothenberg (Please see 100,000 Poets and Musicians for Change on Facebook), and, this year, over 800 events are planned all over the world. Our city’s Sept. event is scheduled for Saturday, the 29th, from 3-8 pm. It will include writers, musicians (individuals and bands), and other artists. There will be meditation circles, drumming and yoga (and maybe some free chiropractic mini-sessions). It will also feature a food/clothing/toy/book drive, a book sale and drive (with leftovers to worthy causes), as well as a swap of writing supplies/books and arts/crafts supplies. There will be live music and an open mic. Submissions of poetry and art (all black and white, please) are requested for a chapbook in progress, as well as progressing on-site, and to be printed for those who contribute (AND those who do not). Please see Events on Julie Shavin’s Facebook page. This event is brought to you by Poetry 719, Poetry West, The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, and the UCCS FREEX (Free Expression) group (the last of which has a separate event planned), and is free, but donations are sincerely appreciated, for printing the chapbook and supporting the venue. For further information on this fantastic opportunity for participation, helping to organize, and/or just observing/listening, please contact Loring Wirbel (lwirbel@gmail.com, 330-7488), Julie (julianza@comcast.net, 375-1200), or Luke Cissell (goldinlox@gmail.com, 964-4499). The schedule (line-up) is still in progress and will be posted soon. Many, many thanks to Copy Experts downtown for a beautiful job/wonderful price on the flyers. Look for them about town. Please join us, bring friends, and, if possible, an extra chair or two. MACS is a gorgeous dance studio with lots of seating (but maybe not enough – comfortable yoga mats, pillows, porta-chairs, tons of natural light, and a good sound system. Hope to see you there! Potluck!

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