100 Thousand Poets for Change
Join the Bellforge Arts Center for “Change to Heal, Heal to Change” on Aug.
6, from noon to 3:00 pm, an afternoon of storytelling and poetry on the ways change affects us: personal change, social change, climate change, change for growth, living in change, awakening through change.
This spoken word event is one of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100TPC) worldwide events promoting peace, sustainability, and justice calling for social, political, and environmental change.
Award-winning slam poets, storytellers, and spoken word artists at this event include:
• Jackson Gillman, a talented mime, actor, songsmith and storyteller, and the recipient of the Oracle Award at the National Storytelling Network.
He has featured at the National Storytelling Festival multiple times, and has been Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center.
• Thea Iberall has been called “a shimmering bridge between heart and mind.” An inductee into the International Educators Hall of Fame, she writes stories and poetry that springboard from the personal into emotional truths around climate change, racism, and discrimination.
Thea is a member of Northeast Storytellers and is on the leadership team of the Jewish Climate Action Network.
• Jamele “Harlem 125” Adams is a celebrated and high-energy slam poet whose TEDx Talk on “Race.
Freedom.” electrified audiences.
He believes that with 'love - inclusion - trust' no one will be left out, and our ability to come together amongst different beliefs is limitless.
• Betsy Johnson, local poet and storyteller, will share poems on journey, transformation, lessons we teach our children, Alzheimer's, and grounding.
• Teddy Lytle is a performance artist and poet who co-founded Spectrum Theatre Ensemble, a neurodiverse theatre company.
He has produced a number of solo shows focused on destigmatizing mental health and addiction and exploring how people and communities can change for the better.
• Deana Tavares will share poems about moving through adversity towards healing oneself and the world, weaving in the topic of hope.
She is a creatively fluid exhibiting visual artist, published poet, singer/songwriter, and actor.
She is an Arts Connect International 2021 Ripple Grant recipient.
45 Hospital Road, Medfield, MA, 02052 map
Directions and parking: Take Rt. 27 to Hospital Road. Make a left on Hospital Road, then a left on Service Drive. Park at the top of the hill in the parking lots on the left. The main gates at 1 Stonegate Dr. are currently closed.
Please note, some GPS systems put 45 Hospital Rd in a neighborhood. Search 'Bellforge Arts Center' on your GPS system to ensure accurate directions.
- Attendees are invited to bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy this outdoor event. Registration is encouraged for event updates: https://bit.ly/BellforgePoets
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