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~ 100,000 Poets For Change Our Month-Long Celebration in September will be Phenomenal!  ~

"Call For Peace, Justice, And Positive Change"

The 2022 Open Call Project was a resounding success resulting in eleven videos produced from materials submitted by poets and artists worldwide. A big Thank You to all participants!  See you next year!

This is an open call to Poets, Musicians and Artists (PMA) to participate in North Florida Poetry Hub’s Multimedia Video Presentation project throughout the month of September until 9/28/22.  We are accepting written work in the form of electronic files (.doc, .docx, .txt), audio (.mp3), video (.mp4) for the purpose of creating video presentations to be uploaded to our chapter YouTube channel and our 100 Thousand Poets for Change event page on the North Florida Poetry Hub Chapter website.  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 participated in this event since 2020.

100 Thousand Poets for Change organization forwards the materials to Florida State and Stanford University who archive these materials for posterity as a historical event meriting preservation.

100,000 Poets4Change2022: Welcome

100K Poets For Change - North Florida Poetry Hub Open Call To Poets, Musicians & Artists Vol 2 2022

100,000 Poets4Change2022: Video


September 24, 2022

Open Mic & Call to Musicians, Artists & Poets Event/Project Hosted By North Florida Poetry Hub


For the entire month of September 2022 North Florida Poetry Hub in Jacksonville, Florida joins with other communities around the world to participate in the 100 Thousand Poets For Change movement bringing attention to subjects of societal concern to effect positive change such as war, violation of human rights, ecocide, racism, genocide, gender inequality, homelessness, lack of affordable medical care, environmental, police brutality, religious persecution, poverty, censorship, animal cruelty, the global COVID-19 pandemic and so much more than can be mentioned here.

To that end, North Florida Poetry Hub hosted a virtual Open Mic for the third year to afford poets, writers, musicians, and artists a platform to present their messages, using our virtual platform to reach a global audience in order to effect positive change.  This recorded event is shared with100 Thousand Poets for Change and is 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.

100,000 Poets4Change2022: About

Third Annual International 100K Poets for Change Open Mic 9-24-22 hosted by North Florida Poetry Hub

100,000 Poets4Change2022: Video


1.    Loraine Masiya Mponela
2.    Doc Janning
3.    Sharon Scholl
4.    Mehmet Gunes
5.    Phynne~Belle
6.    Chris Kastle   
7.    JG Annino
8.    LaToya Calhoun
9.    Ashley Mezzano
10.  Cynthia Butler-Jackson
11.  Sipra Roy
12.  Sally Wahl-Constain
13.  Bauke Kamstra 
14.  Laura Dill
15. Howard Moon
16. Nayma Chamchoun
17. JJ Snipe
18.  Ruth Van Alstine

100,000 Poets4Change2022: About

September, 2022

Read-A-Poem-To-A-Child Programs

In 2022 our members will be making live appearances at their local libraries and in front of children to read poetry for 100 Thousand Poets for Change Read-A-Poem-To-A-Child in September. 

We are opening this opportunity to anyone who would like to join North Florida Poetry Hub in reading to a child or group of children, and have their names forwarded to 100 Thousand Poets for Change. It’s easy!  Download the Reader’s Log. You can use your own reading material or use the pre-approved children’s poetry to be found in the link below. 

Fill out the Read-A-Poem Participant's agreement.

Find your children’s group, fill out the Reader’s Log and then email the completed event and email it to:

North Florida Poetry Hub will record and file all reading sessions with 100 Thousand Poets for Change and you will be recorded as a participant in the worldwide event of Read-A-Poem-To-A-Child in 2022. 

100,000 Poets4Change2022: Text


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!

100,000 Poets4Change2022: Welcome

Bring a poem to read or unique artwork that embodies your vision for the celebration and promotion of peace, sustainability, and justice, or that which calls out as your statement for serious social, environmental, and political change in our world. Open to all participants.  Poets who do not want their words archived with 100K Poets for change are not required to sign a participant's agreement, as the open mic will not be recorded. Those readers who want to have their work documented and archived as a part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change event please bring a hard copy of your words and sign a participant's agreement (event #2). These will be included in the works scanned as a part of the open mic's program with 100 Thousand Poets for Change and will be archived per their website.

Free and open to the public.   Hosted by North Florida Poetry Hub and A Gathering of Poets.

*Open mic signup 2-2:30 pm

*Poetry and artwork must be family-friendly (and meet participant agreement guidelines). 

*Artwork must be pre-screened and sign a participant's agreement #2 in advance of the art show.  Artworks must have their own independent upright or tabletop display easel and be delivered between 1:15-1:45 pm  

Pablo Creek Regional Library
Community Room B
13295 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Open Mic & Art Show September 17th 2 - 4:30 PM

100,000 Poets4Change2022: Text

Our Sponsor

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:

100,000 Poets4Change2022: About

North Florida Poetry Hub is Funded in Part by Generous Donations From

100,000 Poets4Change2022: Clients
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