FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Unbearables and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses Perform
for Global Event:
100 Thousand Poets for Change
@ A Gathering of the Tribes
285 E. 3rd Street (between Avenues C and D), NYC
Saturday, September 29, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
New York City: The Unbearables (“a drinking group with a writing problem”) and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses (“we live with the contradictions of feminism”) face off at Lower-East-Side literary landmark A Gathering of the Tribes on September 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm as part of the global arts celebration 100 Thousand Poets for Change.
With rants, humor, avant-garde poetry, and more than a little outrageousness, the two famous New York City literary clans will face off downtown for a first-time ever showdown. Poetry legend Bob Holman, Larissa Shmailo, Ron Kolm, Elizabeth Macklin, Thad Rutkowski, Stephanie Berger, Patricia Spears Jones, Sparrow, Sarah Sarai, Chavisa Woods, Stephen Boyer, Lee Ann Brown, Carl Watson, and other noted poets and writers are scheduled to appear.
September 29 marks the second annual global event of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots movement that brings poets, artists, and musicians together worldwide to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. There are nearly 700 events planned worldwide, including:
• The Occupy Wall Street Poetry group kicks off a weekend of events in New York City with a poetry reading at the famous St. Mark’s Poetry Project.
• 25 different events in the San Francisco Bay Area, the birthplace of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, with live poetry readings by Beat Legend Michael McClure, former US Poet Laureate Robert Hass, and other major poets.
• Poetry and peace gatherings are planned in the strife-torn cities of Kabul and Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
• In Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, poets, musicians and mime artists, in response to the revolution in Egypt and the major changes taking place in the Arab World, will perform in public spaces.
Events are also scheduled in Albania, Zimbawe, Serbia, Russia, China, Algeria, Scotland, the Udmurt Republic, Somalia, Mexico, and over 100 other countries.
Like Pussy Riot in Russia, The Unbearables and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses believe in freedom of speech and seek a world in which artistic expression is open and protected, a goal sought by the larger 100 Thousand Poets for Change organization.
100 Thousand Poets for Change organizers and participants hope through their actions and events to seize and redirect the political and social dialogue of the day and turn the narrative of civilization towards peace and sustainability. Those who want to get involved may visit www.100tpc.org to find an event near them or sign up to organize an event in their area.
Immediately following September 29th, all documentation on the 100TPC.org website, which will include specific event pages with photos, video and other documentation compiled by each city coordinator, will be preserved by Stanford University in California. Stanford recognized 100 Thousand Poets for Change in 2011 as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history.
About 100 Thousand Poets for Change
Co-Founder Michael Rothenberg (email@example.com) is a widely known poet, editor of the online literary magazine Bigbridge.org and an environmental activist based in Northern California. Terri Carrion is a poet, translator, photographer, and editor and visual designer for BigBridge.org.
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