In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Write On, Door County offers two opportunities for people to come together to share poems of peace and to reflect on what peace means in our time. The first event will be held Jan. 15, 9 – 10:30 am, at Hope Church, 141 S. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. A second event will be held Jan. 20, 1 – 2:30 pm, at the Sister Bay Library, 2323 Mill Rd., Sister Bay. Both programs are free and open to all ages. Families are encouraged to take part.
Event organizers encourage people to bring a poem that relates to peace to read aloud to others. People may bring poems by favorite authors or a poem they have written. People will be invited to share one poem and, if time permits, to share additional poems. If people are not comfortable reading in public, a volunteer will read their poem on their behalf.
Across the country and across the globe, similar events are taking place with communities to come together and share poetry. “The birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. provides a perfect occasion for sharing words of peace,” said Write On Executive Director Jerod Santek. “People tend to forget the comfort that comes from hearing poetry read aloud. When we think about some of the horrible acts of violence that have been committed around the world recently, these readings are opportunities for us to come together and be reminded of what we truly hold dear for ourselves and for our community.”
For more information, visit writeondoorcounty.org or call 920.868.1457.