#PoetryNear You Pick of the Week: Poems for Parkland: Poetry of Peace

Please join us on March 13, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Broward College - North Campus (1100 Coconut Creek Blvd, Building 62, Coconut Creek, FL 33066), for a poetry reading on the eve marking one month since the tragic event that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Poems for Parkland: Poetry of Peace will feature poems by students and community members impacted by the tragedy, with a special address from the Poet Laureate of Florida, Peter Meinke. This is an apolitical event organized with the intention to emphasize the cathartic power of the written and spoken word to bring solace, healing, and peace for unifying the community. Trauma and bereavement counselors will also be on hand.
This event created by Orange Island Arts Foundation is sponsored in partnership with the Broward College English Department and its student organizations, Sigma Kappa Delta Broward College North and South Campus English Honor Society and Panku Literary Arts Magazine; The North Regional Broward County Library located at Broward College North Campus; as well as the community organizations 100 Thousand Poets for Change; Friends of North Regional/BC Library; the Brief Therapy Institute (BTI) of Nova Southeastern University; the MFA Creative Writing Program at FIU; McGraw-Hill Education; Art Prevails Project; the Humane Society of Broward County, and The Miami Poetry Collective
Poems for Parkland: Poetry of Peace is free and open to the public.
This event can also be viewed live via Facebook: Orange Island Arts Foundation.
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