On Sunday, August 14 and Sunday, September 11, the Woody Guthrie Center® will host two poetry readings featuring the work of several local writers.
Woody Guthrie was an artist in multiple mediums. In addition to his music and paintings, Woody was a prolific writer, producing a bulk of poems, essays, short stories, and more.
Often called the “Poet of the People”, Woody’s writing was an important tool both for his personal self-expression and his life-long commitment to activism.
Woody Guthrie once wrote, “A folk song is what’s wrong and how to fix it, or it could be who’s hungry and where their mouth is or whose out of work and how to fix it or who’s broke and where the money is or who’s carrying a gun and where the peace is.”
This bent towards repairing the damages of the world was at the forefront of his creative drive. People’s Poetry will carry on the legacy of Woody Guthrie and his writing while also highlighting the voice of today’s poets who use their craft towards that same end: highlighting the injustices of the world and pushing us all towards a better world.
The poetry readings will be held in the Woody Guthrie Center theater. These events will be free with admission to the Woody Guthrie Center.