“Expressions,” an Evening of Poetry

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On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7pm, Art in Common will host “Expressions,” an evening of poetry at the Ridgefield Library. Poets of all ages and walks of life will come together to give voice to their dreams and fears through verse in a program honoring the spirit of Black History month and led by local historian, Dr. Hampton Carey. Art In Common believes that the Arts should be accessible to everyone and that creativity fuels life and enriches a community. This event will bring to life those principles and provide an evening of entertainment and provocative thought.

Among those reading on February 16th will be Akbal Radjab who moved to Bridgeport, CT, from Tanzania in late 2015. He is a dedicated poet, who composes in both his native Swahili and increasingly in English. Since being in the US, he has worked closely with Fairfield University in various mentoring programs and was a special guest and poet on WSHU. Mr. Radjab has participated in several Art in Common events, including the Freedom and Unity Mural.Another featured poet will be Aaron Fagan who is the author of two books of poetry, Garage and Echo Train. His work has appeared in a variety of literary journals including The American Poetry Review, The London Magazine, Poem-A-Day by The Academy of American Poets, and The Yale Review. His latest manuscript was a finalist for The National Poetry Series.

And there are many more…It should be a great evening of creativity and connection. Please join us at Ridgefield Library on February 16th at 7:00.  As the Nobel prize winning Chilian poet Pablo Neruda  wrote , “Poetry is an act of peace.” In these heightened, divisive times, we look forward to an reprieve through the heartfelt exchange from poets from many  walks of life.  

For information on upcoming events and ways to get involved, visit: http://www.artincommon.org or on Facebook at @ArtinCommonNonprofit

Art in Common, Inc.
P.O. Box 839
Ridgefield, CT. 06877

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