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Writers Resist Event
April 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A movement that started on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this year, where writers all over the country gathered to “re-inaugurate” democracy, will continue. April’s event, organized by Norwalk’s Poet Laureate Laurel Peterson and Professors Rebecca Hussey and Hannah Moeckel-Rieke, will feature local authors reading from their own works, or from other authors they admire who have something significant to say about democracy.
Our democracy is at risk. Growing public cynicism and an alarming disdain for truthfulness is eroding our most dearly held democratic ideals. As writers we have tremendous power to bypass empty political discourse and focus public attention on the ideals of a free, just, and compassionate society.
If you would like to read, please contact Laurel Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca Hussey at email@example.com. Reading slots are five minutes each, and readers are encouraged to submit their choices ahead of time so there is not duplication.
The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information on Writers Resist, visit www.writersresist.org