Project update

Below is an excerpt from our Fall 2011 newsletter. To read it in full and view images, please click here.

Dear Friends,

Hi from Poetry Paths!  We are delighted to have news to share.  As many of you may know, we had planned to host a launch party on Friday, November 4 to introduce the original artwork featuring poetry that is being installed at various sites in Lancaster as part of the Paths.

Alas, many of the projects, while well underway, will not be completed by November 4.  We expect that we’ll have about two thirds of the pieces installed by December of 2011, with the rest of the projects going in during the spring and summer of 2012.

The good news is that the project has taken longer than we’d expected because of our commitment to a process that foregrounds community engagement.  The teams helping to bring each site’s artwork to life include dozens of people, including selection committee members, site partners, publishers, neighbors, artists, designers, lawyers, donors, advisors, poets, machinists, stone masons, painters, and more.

While we won’t be able to officially launch until 2012, we still want to have a party on our planned date of November 4.  Please join us at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster, for a poetry reading and poetry slam, from 5-8pm, co-hosted by students from the Creative Writing Guild at Millersville University, the community of the Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College, and Poetry Paths.   If you’d like to read at either the open reading or the slam, please email astrid.barreras@fandm.edujoanna.underhill@fandm.edu and susancheriebeam@gmail.com.

Click here to continue reading about our progress with Poetry Paths in the Schools and Poetry Paths on the Street.

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