WHAT IS 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE (100TPC)?
100 Thousand Poets for Change (100TPC.org), is a grassroots organization, founded in California, USA , in 2011, by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion. 100TPC strives to bring poets, artists and musicians (new this year) 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 and demonstrations that speak to the heart of their specific area of concerns, such as homelessness, ecocide, racism and censorship. So far, more than 110 countries have signed up to participate, with 650+events being scheduled worldwide.
“Peace and sustainability is a major concern worldwide, and the guiding principle for this global event,” shares Michael Rothenberg, Co-Founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. “We are in a world where it isn’t just one issue that needs to be addressed. A common ground is built through this global compilation of local stories, which is how we create a true narrative for discourse to inform the future.”
WHEN IS THE 100 TPC BANGALORE EVENT AND WHERE?
100TPC Bangalore will be held on SEPTEMBER 21, 2013, at ATTA GALATTA Bookstore, KORAMANGALA, from 5 PM onwards. For more details on how to get there, visit the venue page.
WHO ARE THE ORGANIZERS?
100 TPC Bangalore is being organized by The (Great) Indian Poetry Project , an initiative directed by Shikha Malaviya, with Atta Galatta generously providing its facilities and guidance.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE & HOW?
We welcomes poets, writers, artists, musicians, activists & all those passionate about the arts and creating awareness, to participate in 100TPC Bangalore. LANGUAGE IS NO BAR. In fact, we strongly urge regional writers to participate, with the request to possibly provide an introduction/translation of their pieces in English. Participants will share poems/songs/creative pieces of their own or written by others, keeping in mind the theme of awareness and social change. Topics to consider are: right to education, human rights violations, clean drinking water, global warming, recycling/waste segregation, corruption, pollution, farmer suicides, malnutrition, gender-bias issues, caste/class issues, female infanticide, dowry, domestic abuse, deforestation, and more. These are only examples and participants should by no means be limited to these topics.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
To participate, please visit our registration page and fill out the online form. Otherwise, you may send us an e-mail at: projectindianpoetryATgmail.com