‘Find your mojo’ with Poets Speaking Up event on March 25

‘Find your mojo’ with Poets Speaking Up event on March 25

WAKEFIELD — Poets Speaking Up will present a poetry event, “Living for Today: Finding your Mojo,” on Sunday, March 25, at 1 p.m. at the Contemporary Theater, 327 Main St.

For the theme this year, poets were asked to write about how they are coping in today’s environment, given the political, social and cultural climate.

As Joanne Dorrance, one of the founders of Poets Speaking Up, said in her open invitation to submit, “We hope to explore all the ways we can embrace life as it flows through us, while keeping our intentions and aspirations front and center.”

Dorrance worked with her co-organizer Cheryl Voisinet to design a program of poetry, interspersed with music and spoken word performances.

Dorrance and Voisinet say this year the line-up includes poets ranging in age from teens to seniors.

Local writers are represented by the Peace Dale Neighborhood Guild’s creative writing group, and the Narragansett Poetry Circle, who will be joined by poets from Ocean State Poets, and Providence-based performers Jared Paul, and Braxton Mason, who are often seen at AS220.

Cynthia Burke is arranging the musical accompaniment, and James DeSalvo, a former Wakefield Idol winner, will perform. DeSalvo’s latest venture is hosting an open-mic on Thursdays at the new Proof restaurant in Mariner Square.

Admission is free, with donations of any amount gratefully accepted.

As with past Poets Speaking Up sessions, the organizers have selected a local nonprofit as the recipient of donations for this event.

This year, as a big thank you to Christopher Simpson and his staff for their continued support of this program and the many other opportunities he offers to the community.

Donations will go to the Contemporary Theater.

For more information, call 401-474-5052.


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