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Published April 19, 2017
overheard at the zooThe April 2017 broadside collaboration from Broadsided Press is "Overheard at the Zoo" with poetry by Jessica Johnson and art by Se Thut Quon. Poetry lovers/activists are encouraged to print the free PDF broadside and become a vector by posting the work around your town, campus, workplace - wherever the world could use just a bit more poetry.
Published March 27, 2017
kimberly bunker blogIn her feature article for the Glimmer Train Bulletin #122, fiction writer Kimberly Bunker opens "The Fear of Not Saying Interesting Things" with: "For some reason, this doesn't stop me from talking, but it often stops me from writing." She continues, commenting on both the necessity of work as well as inspiration for writers. "I think it's possible to cultivate a mindset that's receptive to but not obsessive about ideas, and to be methodical about pursuing the ideas that seem worth pursuing—i.e., finding a balance between waiting for lightning to strike, and getting behind the mule." Read the full article here.
Published March 29, 2017
100 tpcSeptember 30, 2017 marks the seventh annual global event of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings poets, artists, musicians, and photographers together to call for environmental, social, and political change, within the framework of peace and sustainability. The local focus is key to this global event as communities around the world raise their voices through concerts, readings, workshops, flash mobs, community picnics, parades and demonstrations that speak to the heart of their specific area of concerns, such as homelessness, ecocide, racism and censorship.

The 100 Thousand Poets for Change website now features a Global Action Calendar open to everyone for posting creative actions planned to take place around the world, as well as the Resistance Poetry Wall, an open call for posting poetry about the recent USA elections. Poets from around the world are invited to post.

100 Thousand Poets for Change wants everyone planning now for their local September events and asks that organizers register their events on the 100 TPC website so your actions can be recognized.
Published March 28, 2017
telling room blog"The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers." Focusing on writers ages 6 to 18, The Telling Room offers programs at their downtown writing center, engaging local writers, artists, teachers, and community groups in afterschool workshops, writing assistance, fieldtrips, the "Super Famous Writers Series," and publishing.

Their works serves reluctant writers as well as established writers, children and adults, and a diverse community which includes a growing population of immigrants and refugees. The Telling Room offers internships in multimedia, publications, events, communications, and teaching, and is currently looking to fill a full-time, paid position for Executive Director (review of applications begins August 2017).
Published October 14, 2016
Drone Confessional"Drone Confessional" a collaborative broadside with a poem by Kim Garcia and art by Helen Beckman Kaplan is the Broadsided poster for October 2016. Broadsided Press provides the opportunity for writers and artists to come together to create a work to share with Vectors - people who then download the free PDF and post it around their neighborhood, workplace, or travel destination. Each month's writer and artist also provide commentary on their pieces and the collaborative process.

If you'd like to be a Vector, all you need to do is print and post the broadside. Broadsided Press would also like to encourage colleges and universities to start their own broadside collaborations! Visit their website here for more information.
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