Poets For Change, a Free Event Featuring CT's Poet Laureate, is Saturday, September 28th

Thirty poets and musicians will read and perform in support of eliminating the culture of gun violence in the United States on Saturday, September 28th. The extraordinary event will include poets and musicians of all ages from near and far. Newtown will be represented by many, including high school students and Rabbi Shaul Marshall Praver. Connecticut's Poet Laureate, Dick Allen, will bring the festivities to a close.

Poets for Change is graciously sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative and Professional Writing at WestConn, Newtown Action Alliance, and the Junior Newtown Action Alliance.

The event is at the Westside Campus Center at Western CT State University, 43 Lake Avenue Ext, Danbury, CT 06811. It begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 6 p.m.

Food and drink will be available, and poets will be available to sign books.

Schedule of Poets and Musicians:

10:00 a.m. - Robin Sampson

10:15 a.m. - Neil Silberblatt

10:30 a.m. - Newtown High School Students

11:00 a.m. - Rabbi Shaul Marshall Praver

11:15 a.m. - Leslie McGrath

11:30 a.m. - Lisa Siedlarz

11:45 a.m. - Faith Vicinanza

12:00 p.m. - Ravi Shankar

12:15 p.m. - WCSU Flute Ensemble

12:30 p.m. - Jeff Schlicht

12:45 p.m. - Bruce Cohen

1:00 p.m. - Jeff Mock

1:15 p.m. - Margot Schlipp

1:30 p.m. - Jasmine Dreame Wagner

1:45 p.m. - Vinnie Kmetz

2:00 p.m. - Lynne Paris-Purtle

2:15 p.m. - Carolyn Baccaro

2:30 p.m. - Don Lowe

2:45 p.m. - Steven Ostrowski

3:00 p.m. - Gian Lombardo

3:15 p.m. - David Cappella

3:30 p.m. - Carol Ann Davis

3:45 p.m. - Mark McGuire Schwartz

4:00 p.m. - Lisa Schwartz

4:15 p.m. - Jessica Treat

4:30 p.m. - Music TBD

4:45 p.m. - Lea Graham

5:00 p.m. - Lori Allen

5:15 p.m. - Marilyn Nelson, Former CT Poet Laureate

5:35 p.m. - Dick Allen. CT Poet Laureate

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