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Express Wide Open Mic Event –What Matters? Creative Empathy, Community Care Ethics, and Story-Listening

October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Free and open to the public, this event promotes the spirit of a listening, caring, and just community during a time of great division. Where are you coming from? What struggles and experiences shape you? How are you rooted, planted, committed? We’ll weave diverse expressions into a tapestry of poetry, short prose, testimony, and music, offered from people all around our region. Young Appalachian voices will join featured artists including Frank X Walker, George Ella and Steve Lyon, Chiquita Mullins Lee, Manuel Iris, Pauletta Hansel, Dick Hague, Omope Daboiku, and Desirae Hosley. Hosted by author/musician Sherry Cook Stanforth. Co-sponsored by Urban Appalachian Community Coalition and Originary Arts Initiative.


Join us on Zoom at http://tmuky.us/whatmatters


October 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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