“You can sign-up to read or sing your words on peace at email@example.com …We are very excited about this year’s line-up of international readers, but there’s still lots of room. Please send us an e-mail or call me so we can give you a time. I will send out the schedule on October 1, 2016.” -Carla Shafer
July 20, 1-3 p.m., Songwriting (with Geof Morgan),
July 27, 10 a.m.-noon, Writing – all types (with Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor)
August 3, 10 a.m.-noon, Poetry (with Susan Chase-Foster)
Also, there will be a call for Peace Arts poems, essays, posters, and comics for Peace. The call seeks works that update the message on the need for peace in this world at this time. Submission guidelines will be issued August 1, 2016 and the deadline for submissions August 31, 2016. All submissions will be presented and celebrated on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the annual World Peace Poets Read-in and through November.
“Culture is the space in our national consciousness filled by music, books, sports, movies, theater, visual arts, and media. It is the realm of ideas, images, and stories — the narrative in which we are immersed every day. It is where people make sense of the world, where ideas are introduced, values are inculcated, and emotions are attached to concrete change. Cultural change is often the dress rehearsal for political change. Or put in another way, political change is the final manifestation of cultural shifts that have already occurred.”
Musicians, poets and lovers of peace please join us for the 3rd annual Read-In! This is a FREE and public international event. Sign up today via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a five minute slot to share what peace means to you. The read in ends when the last poet speaks. A light supper and refreshments will be served.