NORTH FLORIDA POETRY HUB 2023
~ 100,000 Poets For Change Celebration ~
"Use our words for Peace, Justice to Effect Positive Change"
The 100 Thousand Poets for change organization hosts an annual celebration uniting poets, musicians, and artists around the world in a demonstration/celebration to promote peace, sustainability, and justice, and to call for serious social, environmental, and political change through their voices, actions, and art.
North Florida Poetry Hub has joined with this organization and hosted their own events and projects since 2020 with online and in person Open Mic’s and Open Calls to Poets, Musicians and Artists (PMA), with the creation of artistic 100 Thousand Poets for Change themed multimedia Videos throughout the month of September in 2021 and 2022, which are permanently displayed on our chapter YouTube channel.
These materials are also shared with the 100 Thousand Poets for Change organization, who forward the recordings to Florida State and Stanford Universities to be archived for posterity as a historical event which merits preservation. 2023 will be our fourth year participating in this awesome worldwide global event! Follow all the exciting events and here on this webpage!
~ 100,000 Poets For Change In Person Open Mic ~ September 9, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida
Join us at the SouthEast Regional Library 2 - 4 PM for a live Open Mic event with A Gathering of Poets for an in person Open Mic Poetry Reading.
100K Poets For Change - North Florida Poetry Hub Open Call To Poets, Musicians & Artists Vol 2 2022
"CALL FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND POSITIVE CHANGE"
September 30, 2023
Virtual Open Mic & Call to Musicians, Artists & Poets Event/Project
Hosted By North Florida Poetry Hub
OPEN MIC ~ TO BE RECORDED ON ZOOM:
North Florida Poetry Hub is hosting a virtual Open Mic for the fourth year to give our online community of poets, writers, musicians, and artists a platform to present their messages, using the virtual platform to reach a global audience. This recorded event will be shared with100 Thousand Poets for Change and will also posted on our North Florida Poetry Hub Chapter YouTube channel for posterity. 100 Thousand Poets For Change’s materials are archived with the Stanford and Florida State Universities, who have deemed their cause a historical event worthy of preservation and will be saved in their archives.
Use the Contact Us form below to RSVP for the open mic and get your name on the reading list. Also click the link below to read and sign the Participant's Agreement, which outlines program guidelines and gives us permission to send your work to 100 K Poets for Change for archiving. Thanks so much!
ENJOY RECORDINGS FROM THE 2021 READ-A-POEM VIDEOS:
North Florida Poetry Hub Poets taped poetry readings for children, which are now completed and up on the North Florida Poetry Hub YouTube channel, the link is being distributed to teachers, librarians, and other interested groups for children’s viewing during September 2021 as part of the 100 Thousand Poets 4 Change Read-A-Poem-To-A-Child initiative.
We want to thank the poets who participated in this program: Shutta Crum, Chris Kastle (for her amazing sing-along song), Sally Constain, Mehmet Gunes and Sharon Scholl. The video was wrapped up with a quick “write your own poem” lesson by Ruth Van Alstine. Thank you for making all this possible!
North Florida Poetry Hub is a chapter of the Florida State Poets Association and was created by the local nonprofit Hope at Hand, Inc. to support and help the arts flourish for poets, writers and lovers of all things poetic and artistic in the North Florida region.
POETRY. WELLNESS. HOPE ~ Hope At Hand is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides art and poetry sessions to vulnerable and at-risk youth populations. Using creativity, language, art and therapeutic approaches, we facilitate healing and personal growth for children and adolescents.
Learn More: HopeAtHand.org