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Poetry for hope

April 19th

Thru April 23rd

At a time when the world is at war, the economy is failing, and the environment is being pushed to precarious limits, Rhode Islanders may enjoy “Poetry For Hope,” a weeklong gathering of national State Poets Laureate who will travel throughout the state celebrating poetry, music, the humanities, and the unique people and voices of Rhode Island.

The week will include events designed for people of all ages. There will be readings, visits to more than 20 schools, and panels and workshops – all of them participatory and free. Join us for the celebration.

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Schedule Highlights

Sunday, April 19

7:00 pm Welcome Concert -

Harbor Baptist Church, Block Island

Monday, April 20

7:30 pm -9:00 pm Kick-off event – Providence City Hall

Tuesday, April 21

6:00 pm-7:00 pm “Workshop Your Poems!” – Mixed Magic Theatre, Pawtucket (**register ahead**)

8:00 pm-9:30 pm A Night of Poetry and Music – Mixed Magic Theatre, Pawtucket

Wednesday, April 22

1:15 pm-3:00 pm Poetry Walk – Forge Farm, Warwick

Wednesday, April 22

7:30 pm-9:00 pm A Celebration of Poetry and Music – Salve Regina University, Newport

Thursday, April 23

10:30 am-12:00 pm Poetry Roundtable with Randy Rosenbaum and poets – Redwood Library, Newport

Thursday, April 23

1:30 pm -2:30 pm “A Celebration of Poetry and the Sea” – Seaman’s Church Institute, Newport

***For more information on any of these events contact Lisa Starr at 466-9916 or lisastarr@mindspring.com***

Amalfi Restaurant

Blackstone Valley Tourism

Block Island Harbor Baptist Church

Block Island Poetry Project Block

Block Island Tourism Council

China Inn

Citadel Broadcasting Co

City of Providence Office of the Mayor of Providence

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Providence

East Bay Tourism Council

Forge Farm

Hotel Manisses Hotel Providence

Hygeia House

Island Ecumenical Choir

Mixed Magic Theatre

The Nature Conservancy

Newport County CVB

Oceanview Foundation

Providence/Warwick CVB

Providence Biltmore

Redwood Library

Special Thanks

Special thanks to: Bob Billington, Ricardo and Bernadette Pitts-Wiley, Patti McAlpine, Martha Sheridan, Phyllis Blanchette, Karen Jedson, Susan Folco, Kate and Tom Greene, Evan Smith, Kathryn Farrington, Jessica Willi, Myrna George, Ken Newman, Nancy Bennett, Randy Rosenbaum, Deb Ruggiero, Sue Stenhouse, Cheryl Martone, Mary-Kim Arnold, Paul Brooks, Trixie Wadson, Nicole Milici Renaissance Providence, Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island Council for Humanities, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Salve Regina University, Seamen’s Church Institute, South County Tourism Council, South County Trolley, Spada Media, State of RI Office of the Governor, Tazza, Warwick Tourism, Culture and Development,

Lisa Starr, Rhode Island Poet Laureate


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