Community Encouraged to Participate in Worldwide Event
By Ashley Marsteller
BPC Staff Writer
MOUNT VERNON— Calling all poets! If you are concerned with the current condition of the earth and an advocate for peace and the power of the written word, this is your time to get involved. This Saturday, September 24, 2011, Brewton-Parker College will participate in “100 Thousand Poets for Change,” a worldwide movement appealing for peace and the preservation of our planet. Readers will get the chance to join with other poets from around the world, 95 nations and more than 450 cities, and assemble in a demonstration and celebration of poetry in a bid to save the planet.
The goal for this event is to foster two significant changes in the world: first, that we revitalize our humanity – treat ourselves and others with dignity and respect; and second, to preserve God’s handiwork and promote love and harmony over greed and violence.
Dr. Tom Brucie, Professor of Creative Writing, will be hosting the event at the historic PAL Theatre in downtown Vidalia from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. “The main thrust of this event,” explains Dr. Brucie, “is to re-instill a sense of community and revitalize human relationships through a worldwide effort to save the planet from pollution and destruction, both industrial and military.” Following the presentation will be a short intermission and an audience discussion.
“In addition to the world-wide celebration, Stanford University has recognized this as an historic event – the largest single gathering of poets in history – and it will collect, store, and make available for scholars and artists every word of every activity of every poet across the earth who adds her or his voice to this remarkable moment.”
This event is not just for poets and artists alone. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and listen, join in on the discussion, and support the readers. If you have an opinion and want to see substantial change in the world we live in, then you qualify for this event. Take action. Come and add your voice to the worldwide call for peace, harmony, and respect for all. For more information about this event, contact Thom Brucie at 912-583-3104.
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