100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE


Lost Horse Press and the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force are co-sponsoring a poetry/music/art event to coincide with the 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE event taking place all over the world on 24 September 2022. On that day, more than 100,000 poets, artists & musicians in cities and small towns around the world will gather to promote peace, sustainability, and justice and call for positive social, environmental, economic, political, and personal change.


If you would like to read an original or someone else's poem or to sing an original song or introduce a piece of art, please contact Lost Horse Press at losthorsepress@mindspring.com to register. Please remember, the overarching theme for the presentation is positive change and the local theme for this year is PEACE. The open mic will take place at the Sandpoint Presbyterian Church on 4th Street on Saturday, 24 September 2022, from approximately 1 pm until 3 pm, or until everyone’s voice is heard!


Join us on 24 September! Express the change you’d like to make happen in all of our lives, in our communities, in our world. It’s time for creative people to shape the positive change we all want!


September 24, 2022 marks the 12th annual global event for 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace, justice, and sustainability. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters and photographers from around the world.


Local issues are still key to this massive global event as communities around the world raise their voices on issues such as homelessness, global warming, education, racism, and censorship, through concerts, readings, lectures, workshops, flash mobs, theater performances, and other actions.


“Peace and sustainability are major concerns worldwide, and the guiding principles for this global event,” said Michael Rothenberg, co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. “We are in a world where it isn't just one issue that needs to be addressed. A common ground is built through this global compilation of local stories, which is how we create a true narrative for discourse to inform the future.”