The current pandemic has changed many of our lives for worse, making us feel disconnected, isolated, and mentally and emotionally drained. In spite of the many obstacles the pandemic has brought upon us, many artists have continued to thrive and create tremendous works of art. In respect and admiration for the art community and April being National Poetry Month, the NYC Social/Casual Events Committee is hosting a Virtual Poetry Sharing and Reading on April 7th at 8pm EST on Zoom, which will provide YA Chinese adoptees 18+ the space to showcase poems they have created during or in response to the pandemic in a laid-back, non-academic setting.
We ask each participant to share one self-written poem or one portion of a self-written poem they have created since the start of the pandemic, and explain how or why their poem was created. Participants can also share unfinished poems that are still in working progress. Our objective is to make sure every participant gets an opportunity to present and talk about their poems, and then have time for more questions/discussions as well. Therefore, we may split up into breakout rooms or keep everyone together, depending on how many people attend this event. We hope to ensure that all participants receive an equal amount of time for their presentations.
If you wish to present your poem, please fill out the sign-up sheet and register to receive the zoom link. This allows us to know how many people want to share. If you would like to just listen and not share a poem, that is okay too!
Sign-up sheet: https://forms.gle/hXc5eScQcpC1ykgt9
For questions about a poem's eligibility for this event, please email email@example.com.
Chinese adoptees 18+ welcome!
For all other questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese Adoptee AllianceWe are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies. "C double A", formerly FCCNY.
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