1000 Words Poetry Event

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April 16, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words – at Spiva Center for the Arts that statement rings true as writers are inspired by the images of the PhotoSpiva 2024 exhibit.

Join us for Spiva’s annual 1000 Words event. Individuals are invited to pick one or two exhibition photos to use as springboards to create original poems or prose. The public is invited to attend the 1000 Words reading where participants will share their work. Readings will be recorded and linked to the corresponding exhibition photos via QR codes.

SIGN UP: 2nd floor gallery docent desk by April 13

READING: Tuesday, April 16 | 6:30pm | Freeman Health System Main Gallery

There is no cost to attend or participate. For questions, contact Shaun Conroy at [email protected] or 417-621-9814. Please note – poems and essays do not need to be a thousand words in length.


April 16, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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