Upcoming Political Poetry Reading at the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop in Northern Liberties
On Thursday, March 23, the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop at 713 North 4th Street in Northern Liberties will be hosting Poets for Peace, a spoken-word event that aims to foster a sense of hope and camaraderie among the American people by exploring the country’s current political climate. The event will run from 6PM – 9PM.
“An event like this reading is important because it offers a safe space for dialogue and eventually healing,” said Marshall James Kavanaugh, one of the performing poets and the founder of Poets for Peace. “Through community we heal. Through community we can create a world of peace.”
Also scheduled to perform are Marquis Wright-Lee, Amber Renee, Lindo Yes and Stephanie B., all of whom are based in or around Philadelphia. By publicly reciting their work, these five poets will strive to spread a message of love and unity to all people and bring them together as one, regardless of political stances or ideological leanings.
“The ultimate goal of Poets for Peace is to inspire,” said Kavanaugh. “Inspire hope. Inspire change. Inspire movement. I’d love for the people who attend our readings to walk away with broader worldviews.”
Visit the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop’s Facebook page to RSVP. Donations for the performers will be collected on the night of the event.