Poets, spoken word artists and musicians are invited to participate in 100,000 Poets for Change, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Art Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., in New Orleans.
Community organizations participating include Citizens for a Frack-Free St. Tammany.
The performance will be open to the public, and Zeitgeist will ask for a $5 minimum donation. Poets will read in seven-minute sets.
Confirmed poets and spoken word artists include: Asia Rainey, Preach, Scott Nicholson, Still Rising, Tony Wilson, Valentine Pierce, Frank Isom, Mark Folse, Dennis Formento, Jessica Mashael Bordelon, Mona Lisa Saloy, Nanette Ledet, Byron Cole, Indie Wrytes, SpokenWord New Orleans, A Scribe Called Quess, Justin Pickney, Andrea Young, Gina Ferrara, Jonathan Klein, John Clark, Melinda Palacio, Geoff Munsterman, Steve Beisner, Izzy Oneiric and more.
Coordinators Dennis Formento and Jessica Mashael Bordelon said 100,000 Poets for Change is a worldwide “art and activism” event for peace, justice and sustainable living launched in 2011 by poets Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion in California. Today, there are readings, concerts, art shows and theater performances in more than 100 countries.
100,000 Poets for Change, New Orleans, may be found on Facebook or at 100tpc.org.