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100,000 Poets & Artists for Change

Buffalo is joining cities throughout the world to participate in the annual 100,000 Poets & Artists for Change. The city-wide event, hosted by Just Buffalo Literary Center, is set to take place in galleries and shops, and on sidewalks and porches… just about anywhere that you can dream of.

On Saturday, September 26, Buffalo neighborhoods will be filled with art and poetry, shouted from the rooftops and chalked out at street corners. The event is part of an international collective of poets and artists, who are setting out to make a difference, by awakening humanity’s collective spirit through poetic words and artistic language.

Similar to the way the Infringement Festival is designed, organizers of 100,000 Poets & Artists for Change are asking that people register their poetry and art pop-up performances. The day is dedicated to poets and artists of all ranges and abilities. Examples of some of the poetic art projects are:

  • Talking Leaves will be handing out poems to customers in the store;
  • Sherry Robbins will be leading “Yoga for Writers” at the Himalayan Institute;
  • A sunrise poetry event at the riverfront led by Joe Hall
  • Young writers from the Just Buffalo Writing Center will be chalking poems on the sidewalk, bringing poetry to the streets…

Now is your time to shine. Join 100,000 poets and artists around the globe, as they collect their thoughts and ideas, to share with others. Participants must register by September 15, 2015. Click here to learn more and to register.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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