Standing Rock Cultural Arts, Arts Alive!, and The Wick Poetry
Outreach Program present:
4th Annual Poetry in The Park Open Poetry Reading
-with local living legend, Maj Ragain
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.) program of Standing
Rock Cultural Arts and downtown businesses.
Saturday, May 16, noon-1:30pm at the Home Savings Plaza, corner of
and Main St. in Downtown Kent
-Thank you to Karen Barrett and City Bank Antiques for being a lead
sponsor of this event.
- D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural
Arts and downtown businesses whose purpose is to revitalize Downtown
Kent through cultural events.
-All events are Free and Open to the Public and take place at The Home
Savings Plaza, Downtown Kent, Ohio.
-Other 2009 Events include
Sidewalk Cinema: 6/26, 7/31, 8/28 at Dusk.
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social: 8/8. 1-4pm
Cider Festival: November 7, noon-3pm.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are always
looking for sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational
activities. Donations are tax deductible.
Checks payable to:
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
Thank you to our current sponsors: The Ohio Arts Council, The City
Kent, The Christenson Foundation, The Home Savings Bank, The Hall-Green
Insurance Agency, Woodsy's Music, Kent Parks and Recreation, City Bank
Antiques, The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, and The Central Portage
County Visitors Bureau.
About the Artists:
Maj Ragain, one of the premiere poetic writers of our fair city of Kent
and professor of
English and writing at Kent State University, will host the many
wondrous voices of children as well as adult poets from the community
the 4th annual, Poetry in the Park.
Students from Skeels Mathews Community Center in Ravenna, Arts Alive!,
Maplewood Career Center and Walls Elementary Schools of Kent will be
in poetic voice by their respective instructors: Laura Barrett, Scott
Parsons, Gabz Ciofani (who will also serve as emcee) and James DeMonte,
Wick Poetry Outreach Assistant.
All participating students are members of the Kent State University
"Giving Voice" program, an outreach program of the Wick Poetry
The Wick Poetry Center was founded in 1984 to promote opportunities
emerging and established poets and poetry audiences--now in its 25th
year. "Giving Voice" is the the result of Teaching Poetry
Schools taught by Wick Center Program and Outreach Director, KSU writing
instructor and poet, David Hassler. David Hassler, with the assistance
of local business owner, Karen Barrett, has brought Poetry in the Park
to Home Savings Plaza for four years as part of the DICE program of
Standing Rock Cultural Arts.
Spend an afternoon in the park listening to creative voices young and
old. You will be
refreshed and renewed!