Sunday, November 04, 2018

Celebrating Xánath Caraza's _Hudson_ and "100 Thousand Poets For Change" in Kansas City, Missouri

On Saturday, October 27th, Xánath Caraza read from her latest book of poetry,  Hudson.  It was a special event at The Dialogue Institute of Kansas City to celebrate Xánath Caraza's latest publication and to honor readings that were happening all around the country for "100 Thousand Poets for Change." To do that, after Xánath Caraza read, then the audience was invited to also read poetry.  As well, Xánath Caraza led a wonderful poetry workshop which then encouraged many more audience members to offer up their writing.  It was an inspiring and uplifting morning.

100 Thousand Poets for Change, or 100TPC, is an international grassroots educational organization focusing on the arts, especially poetry, music, and the literary arts.  It was founded in 2011 by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion, and focuses on a worldwide event each September.  they also have an internet presence with a web page (click here) and a blog (click here).

The following is a photo essay of the important morning at The Dialogue Institute!  ¡Que viva la poesía!

Director of the Dialogue Institute giving the introductions

Wonderful poetry!  Books by Xánath Caraza!

Xánath Caraza and the Director of The Dialogue Institute

Wonderful food brought by participants

All who participated in the morning

Xánath Caraza leads the audience in a poetry writing exercise

Reading poetry!

Xánath Caraza leading the poetry writing workshop

A participant with Xánath Caraza

Xánath Caraza and Amelia M.L. Montes
Xánath Caraza
Xánath Caraza and Participant

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