Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Seeking talent for Poetry Jam 09

from Alex Traube at NM Culture Net

Dear Friends & Colleagues-

New Mexico CultureNet will be presenting a cross section of New Mexico's diverse literary talent at Poetry Jam 09, an performance that will take place at Santa Fe's Lensic Performing Arts Center, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2009. Poets, student poets, musicians, dancers, multimedia artists and other creative artists will take the stage to entertain, enchant and inspire.

We are planning Poetry Jam 09 now, and I wanted to see if there are individuals or organizations who would be interested in participating in this event. If so, please tell me what you have in mind. Note that all performers at Poetry Jam 09 must directly or indirectly relate to the literary arts. A few examples: songs of poems set to music; a collaboration of a dancer and a poet/rapper, individuals reading poems, group poems, or songs that are so compelling in their lyrics as to be "literary" (think James Taylor, Terry Allen, Joni Mitchell).

New Mexico CultureNet is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997. We maintain two large web portals, but our primary focus is to foster literacy through active student participation in poetic expression, provide mentoring for young writers, support classroom teachers, contribute to K-16 educational continuity, and encourage tolerance of others. Poetry Jam 09 will provide a showcase for the creative talent, young and not-so-young, in our community and region. We hope that you will join us, either as a participant or audience member, on Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lensic.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving. I hope to hear from some of you.

Alex Traube, Executive Director, New Mexico CultureNet, Founded in 1997
505-474-8500 (Voice/Fax)
505-660-2026 (Cellular)
913 Placita Chaco, Santa Fe 87505-6253

CultureNet promotes the understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures of New Mexico by connecting people, ideas and resources

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