Poets to gather at SUNY Adirondack for social awareness

September 10, 2017

SUNY Adirondack will participate in the annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change global initiative with several on-campus events promoting peace and sustainability.

SUNY Adirondack students will present a Poetry Slam at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Multipurpose Room in the Residence Hall.

Poets, writers and musicians will perform an open mic performance from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall. Poet Paul Pines will continue the programming at 4 p.m. with a reading, which will include musical accompaniment by guitarist Micah Scoville and singer-songwriter Dan Berggren.

Pines is the author of two novels, “The Tin Angel” and “Redemption” as well as two memoirs, “My Brother’s Madness,” and the forthcoming “Trolling with the Fisher King.” His 14th collection, “Gathering Sparks,” will be out in the fall.

The performers will be selling books, chapbooks and CDs at the event, and organizers plan to distribute information on social justice, the environment, nonviolent resistance, peace, poetry, music and the arts.

All 100 Thousand Poets for Change events are free and open to the public.

100 Thousand Poets for change in an international nonprofit organization of poets, writers, musicians, artists and activists who get together to create and perform, simultaneously, with other communities around the world to promote political and social change, human rights and global peace. Learn more about the group at 100tpc.org.

Poets, musicians and writers interested in performing on Sept. 30 are asked to sign up in advance by emailing Kathleen McCoy at mccoyk@sunyacc.edu.

Pines also will perform “Last Call: A Collaborative Oratorio” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. Set to brand-new compositions by Catherine Reid, the performance of Pines’ poetry will include eight local singers and three musicians. To purchase “Last Call” tickets, which are $16 plus a $4 box office fee, call 480-4878 or go to www.woodtheater.org.

(Preview photo taken from 100 Thousand Poets for Change Official Facebook page.)