I deeply believe poetry has a transformation power, nor just for individuals who write or love reading poetry but also for the society we live in.
Through poetry we can help others to have a critical and active voice in our community.
Thinking about it, I have some "poetic project" to be focus in 2017
1. Poetry In Action: Participating and supporting local groups initiatives which impact positively our community.
2. Art Is A Bridge, Not a Wall: working in partnership with a local library in Jamundi (Colombia) to create virtual events which creates a link between local artist in Newham & Jamundi.
3. Poetic Roots: An invitation to write and performance in our mother language.
4. Startford Poetry School: The first poetry school in our area - free for our community. A formal and professional course for people who wants to improve their writing skills and also learn how to performance their creations.
If you wan to be involve in it, please keep in contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Quintero Poet and organizer of Stratford Poetry group.