“When we’re done entertaining
go on a hunger strike
to oppose hunger strikes
we’ll write poetry in their blood
if you asked whose
probably yours”

– We’re in Charlottesville today talking about Open Minds. Zines with work from the program are all scanned online here.

Remember back when I said I was working on a poem for Helene…

Remember back when I said I was working on a poem for Helene Sardeau? It’s done, and it’ll be in the zine our Open Minds participants have created for this Friday’s reading and open mic. We hope to see you there.

Where: Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond, 1 N. Third Street.

When: Friday, May 3rd, 5:30-7:30pm

VCU and RVA: Things to do tomorrow Night

Contribute a Square to the Year of Freedom Commemorative Quilt

VCU’s Year of Freedom Celebration, marking the 150th anniversary of Emancipation and the Civil War (http://www.yearoffreedom.vcu.edu/), has been sponsoring the creation of a North Star Freedom Quilt.

Students can come make their own quilt squares on Friday April 12 8pm-11:30 pm in the VCU Student Commons, Virginia rooms A-D. 

Supplies will be provided, although students should feel free to bring fabric (old t-shirts, etc) to personalize their squares. No knowledge of sewing or quilting is needed.

Refreshments will be provided. 

co-sponsored by Student Activities and the YoF Committee

Join ROOTS and ASPiRE for a Poetry Reading

Members of ROOTS (Reinventing Ourselves Outside the System), a re-entry program born out of the Richmond City Jail, and a seminar through VCU’s ASPiRE program will be reading poetry written during their shared seminar this year at VCU. Join us:

Friday, April 12th, between 5 and 7pm, in the fireside lounge of the ASPiRE building, 835 W. Grace Street, at the corner of Grace and Laurel.