WOW is Wow: Women of Word Celebrates its Sixth Year with Choices, and a Few “Man-Made” Words

Categories:  Music    Events    Theater    Arts & Culture/Entertainment
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 9:15 AM
WOW is Wow: Women of Word Celebrates its Sixth Year with Choices, and a Few “Man-Made” Words by Mary Birdsong

Thursday, March 17

It’s once again time to twist your mind around a new kind of poetry staging. In its sixth year and part of Edinboro University’s Women’s History Month activities, Women of Word will bring its distinctive brand of presentation to the Diebold Center on March 17, with Choices. Rather than reading one poem at a time, Women pairs thematically similar poems, weaving them into poetic conversations that create dramatic relationships between thoughts, setting up the listener for unexpected jolts and perhaps uncomfortable revelations.

Women never shies away from strong subjects and controversy. In fact, it runs to them. This year’s themes are no exception. Look for scenes on change, terrorism, guns, abortion, gender, and religion: topics sizzling (or smoldering?) in communities everywhere.

Women never shies away from strong subjects and controversy. In fact, it runs to them. This year’s themes are no exception. Look for scenes on change, terrorism, guns, abortion, gender, and religion: topics sizzling (or smoldering?) in communities everywhere. According to director, producer, and participating poet, Thasia Anne, “Women uses poetry to tackle and bring awareness to some of the world’s most unpleasant subjects.”

Veteran poets Heidi Blakeslee, Darryl M. Brown, Amy Doty-Prior, Joan Papalia-Eisert, Cookee, Luchetta Manus, Marisa Moks-Unger, Alexis Rene, and Marge Wonner return to present their work and welcome newcomers Sharreif Kareem Lentz, Safia Kassir, and Shaun Taylor, who is an assistant professor in the Music and Theatre Department.

Complementing (if not heightening) the power of the poetry will be music by Paul Eisert and Jack Wonner, and interpretive dance by Sara Foster.

The sixth Women of Word promises to be a powerful and dramatic event. These performers will deliver. – Mary Birdsong

6 p.m. // 219 Meadville St., Edinboro //Free admission // Meet and greet after the performance

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 25
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

We give you a special sneak preview for the BEST OF ERIE Winners! AND we talk to emcee Charles Brown, and even make some music of our own...

Use this calendar to your “Advent”-age

A merry little inspiration for your local shopping needs

I loved nearly every scene of Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird.

Get out the door to see and hear what’s really happening at Scotty’s Lounge.

IN THIS ISSUE

Use this calendar to your “Advent”-age

A merry little inspiration for your local shopping needs

I loved nearly every scene of Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird.

Get out the door to see and hear what’s really happening at Scotty’s Lounge.

The latest Electroflux series will feature dRachEmUsiK alongside D.Minoza, greyscapes and Modular Moose.

Dark, intense, and infinitely cool, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Rest is captivating.

John Fetterman, a man for all cities, in push for Lieutenant Governor bid

 

Multiple outlets offer locally made shirt designs and more

Where next should we waste our billions of new gasoline tax revenue?

Justice League is nowhere near as bad as Batman v. Superman, but it’s not very good either.

2017 Best of Erie Voting Now Open! Vote Now!
Closing in
Click here to close now