WORDS ON WINDOWS: Nourishing Poems In The Upper Peninsula

Enough Pie is proud to once again partner with the Free Verse Poetry Festival to put poetry in public places.  This year, we will focus on poetry in and around restaurants to combine Enough Pie’s annual AWAKENING theme of NOURISH with the Free Verse Poetry Festival’s mission to uplift the community by providing eclectic poetry in Charleston. The collaboration, Words on Windows, will be up for the duration of October, 2018.

Enough Pie’s annual AWAKENING, which will be activated throughout the year, focuses on building diversity, equity, and inclusion with creativity and the arts. AWAKENING centers around one issue to increase neighborhood engagement. 

At the request of collaborators and residents, Enough Pie will focus on nourishment to shine a light on hunger and access to healthy foods, starting with collaborating with poets, artists, and restaurants to connect and empower the community. 

Are you a poet? A writer? A restauranteur north of Huger Street? If so, we are looking to collaborate with you! We are seeking writers to create a poem about food and nourishment in any language you prefer. Restaurants and businesses will be asked to allow a window or visible area of their space to be used for display of a local poem in October. Enough Pie will arrange the logistics (poet paired with restaurant, printing and installation, etc).

All poetry submissions are due by Wednesday, September 19 for installation the weekend of September 28. Poets will be awarded a stipend of $50 for their work for this collaboration. Restaurateurs and businesses are asked to photograph and measure the area in their space to host a poem. A window is easiest, but other areas welcome.

Check out pictures from last year’s installations here: enoughpie.org/speakup/. Questions? Please contact Bennett at bennett@enoughpie.org or call 843-972-3253.

Thank you!

Enough Pie

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