100 Thousand Poets for Change

“Poets, musicians, songwriters, and artists from across the planet in a demonstration/ celebration to promote serious social and political change.”

A poetry evening to fight the evils of the world *

I like the sound of this, although I have to admit the blurb is a little loose, and sounds like it’s come straight of of a Seventies peace march:

“The first order of change is for poets, writers, musicians, artists, anybody, to actually get together to create and perform, educate and demonstrate, simultaneously, with other communities around the world. This will change how we see our local community and the global community. We have all become incredibly alienated in recent years. We hardly know our neighbors down the street let alone our creative allies who live and share our concerns in other countries. We need to feel this kind of global solidarity. I think it will be empowering.”

Aside from the odd use of the first person and the use of the word “empowering” which, unfortunately for me, conjures up an image of myself handcuffed to the bike rails outside the Palais de Justice, this sounds like a fun event. I want to be a creative ally. Especially if there’s a uniform involved. 

In hindsight this looks like I’m about to be punched in the face by my own poems

This year’s “100 Thousand Poets for Change” in France is being hosted at the link. No, I didn’t forget to put a link at the end of that sentence. The place is called “the link”. No capitals.

 If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry, neither had I. Neither had the three people I asked.But it sounds like a great venue: it’s a creative performance space on the eastern outskirts of Paris. They also hosted the 100 Thousand Poets for Change in 2011, and the photos look pretty cool.

The details are the following:

29 September
the link
10 rue Adelaide LaHaye. 93170 Bagnolet

7-10 p.m.

Website for the international event 

I’m not quite sure what to expect, but it should be a fun and life-affirming few hours. If that doesn’t sound like a wholesome Saturday evening, I don’t know what does.

I hope there’s wine.

Creatively yours



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