On Saturday, August 31st, join poet and activist Richard-Yves Sitoski as he conducts a four-hour write-in inside the front window of the Ginger Press Café and Bookshop in Owen Sound (848 2nd Ave East).
From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. he will compose poems based on suggestions from patrons and passersby, take requests to recite greatest hits from the literary canon, commit random acts of poetry, and invite people to write along with him.
Between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., he will hold a scheduled reading of the poems composed during his shift. This reading will include an open mic portion with the participation of both invited colleagues and anyone who wishes to contribute. Singers, musicians and performers of all kinds are encouraged!
This event, held as a 100 Thousand Poets for Change sanctioned activity, is intended to celebrate the achievements of those diagnosed with psychiatric conditions, or who self-identify as Psychiatric Survivors – people who persevere and thrive despite the many social, clinical and personal obstacles occasioned by mental health issues.
100 Thousand Poets for Change (http://100tpc.org/