2011 Poetry in the City Thursday, July 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011

Photo by Kristi Taylor

Lansing will pulsate with the rhythmic beat of spoken word as the Poetry in the City kicks off. Poetry in the City is an annual event that showcases a number of locally and nationally recognized poets. A NuPoet Collective and The New Citizens Press' brainchild, the series is being organized in conjunction with the Lansing Jaycees.

This year's electrifying lineup is a colorfully diverse montage of poetic styles. Featured spoken-word artists include Aaron Lee, Meia Ray, Felisha Elaine Clay, Bill Morris, Rosemarie Wilson,  Mike Grove, Nancy Allen, Tashmica Torok and many others.  There will also be an opportunity for members of the community to share their poems as well. 

Date:       Thursday, July 21, 2011
Time:       7:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.
Place:     Downtown Lansing, Michigan Capitol Steps - bring a lawn          chair or blanket   

The Poetry in the City Series is being sponsored by The Lansing Jaycees and The New Citizens Press newspaper. Rina Risper, the NuPoet Collective coordinator stated “Poetry in the City  is a very important project to us - our way of uplifting this beloved community through our artistic passion. We are beyond thankful to all of our generous sponsors for playing a key role in bringing art to Lansing.”

Contact:       Rina Risper,  517-372-8466

This was printed in the June 19, 11 - July 2, 11 Edition



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