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Fresno Poets Rise Up: A Call for Social Justice and Poetry Activism, hosted by Fresno’s Poet Laureate September 20, 2022
On Tuesday, September 20, from 6:00-7:30PM, the Fresno Arts Council and Fresno’s Poet Laureate, Megan Anderson Bohigian, will host an evening of Poetry Activism focused on social justice issues, at the Arts Council Gallery. We invite you to join us for this free community event.
Bohigian says, “the readings mark a unique situation in this country, and in our city, in which we are impacted by a tsunami of circumstances that feel “beyond our control” and are human-caused. What is impacting you? What issue keeps coming knocking in the wee hours? Time to write, time to share, time to call out and stand against social wrongs—gun violence, school shootings, racism, the Supreme Court’s war on women and marriage equality—and other LGBTQ+ gains, treatment of those experiencing homelessness, police profiling and brutality, poverty, climate change and its consequences, Ukraine, the nuclear threat… and there are more.”
Each reader will have a few minutes to explain the issue and its impact, and to read their work–two shorter poems or one longer poem. The event will also feature light refreshments and music by Evo Blustein.
Please join us for an evening of poetry and community. Fresno Arts Council is located at 1245 Van Ness, between Merced and Fresno Streets. Parking is relaxed after 6pm.