100 Thousand Poets For Change - Library Plaza

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100 Thousand Poets for Change began in 2011 and is a worldwide movement that takes place every year during the last week of September. Its mission is to promote peace, justice, and environmental sustainability by celebrating community and raising awareness through the lens of poetry. This year’s featured poet is Nicholas Gulig, the poet laureate of Wisconsin. There will also be opening and closing songs from singer-songwriter, Jon Doll.

Event organizer and poet laureate of Sheboygan Lisa Vihos says, "Poetry is a universal language that can remind us of our connection to each other as we chart a course for the future. I hope people of all ages will think about how they contribute to making the world a kinder, safer, and more peaceful place, and bring a poem to share. If someone just wants to listen, I highly encourage that, too!”

Members of the public can share an original poem or a poem by someone else. All are welcome to participate with a maximum of five minutes at the mic (including introductory remarks) so that everyone gets a turn.

In case of rain, this event will move to the library’s Rocca Room.