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100 Thousand Poets for Change Napa

100 Thousand Poets for Change-Napa celebrates the diversity of expression and invites poets, spoken word artists, and performers from the local community and surrounding areas to share their work. Organizers encourage participants to share work on social change, peace, and environment. However, we do not limit to those topics because freedom of self expression and self transformation themselves to profound change. This year artists, performers, and poets unite to raise awareness for KEDS (Kids Exposed to Domestic Violence Services) Program of the nonprofit Napa Emergency Women's Services (NEWS).

There are TWO EVENTS on the SAME DAY on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014.

Featured poets perform outdoors with no microphone--just the spoken word.
Time: begins at 11:00AM
Central Location: Central Location: NAPA SKATE PARK at West and Pearl Streets., Napa, CA, close to Yajome St.
FREE event

Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Doors open and Open Mic Sign Ups Open: 5:30PM
Sign ups close at 7PM or when list is full.
Hosted by Jonathan Pyner
Featured Poets: Eileen  R. Tabios and Prof. Janet Stickmon

Books available for purchase during event.

Location: Slack Collective Art Studios and Gallery
964 Pearl Street, Suite B. Napa, CA (Entrance in back of the building.)
$10 suggested donation. (No one turned away for lack of funds.)

Donations go to KEDS (Kids Exposed to Domestic Violence Services) Program, a program of the nonprofit NEWS (Napa Emergency Women's Services). For more information about this program, check out this web page:

Follow, like, and share our Facebook 100 Thousand Poets for Change-Napa community page at

For more information about 100 Thousand Poets for Change-Napa:
Glynda Velasco
phone: (707) 501-3670 or

100 Thousand Poets for Change-Napa STREET POETRY event page:

100 Thousand Poets for Change-Napa Open Mic/ Fundraiser event page:

100 Thousand Poets for Change is a global event that gathers creative people to talk about social change, peace, and the environment. This year 2014 there are about 600 locations in 100 countries, and this batch of independent grassroots organizers from Napa, California is organizing and participating for the first time. If you want to learn more about the global event, check out their official website at

Biography on 100 TPC Napa Open Mic/Fundraiser for KEDS Program Featured Poet Eileen R. Tabios: Eileen Tabios’ 28th poetry collection, SUN STIGMATA, is forthcoming this Fall from the New York publisher Marsh Hawk Press.  She recently released the poetry book 147 MILLION ORPHANS and edited a 133-poet fundraising anthology for Haiyan/Yolanda typhoon survivors. Translated into seven languages, she received the Philippines’ National Book Award for Poetry. She is an avid bibliophile. When she is not publishing, critiquing, promoting, and writing books, she enjoys the scenery of  her St. Helena home along with her family which includes her husband, son, and four legged companion, as shown here in photo. [See attachment]

VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA: A Storm of Filipino Poets will be sold at this open mic event (1/2 proceeds of this anthology go to Yolanda and 1/2 proceeds go to KEDS Program for this special 100 Thousand Poets for Change-Napa fundraiser event). Few of her other books will be also available for purchase during the open mic/fundraiser event.

Official website for Eileen R. Tabios:

Biography on 100 TPC Napa  Open Mic/Fundraiser for KEDS Program Featured Poet Professor Janet Stickmon: Janet C. Mendoza Stickmon is an educator, author, and performer.  Stickmon is the founder and facilitator of Broken Shackle Developmental Training—a program that promotes the use of healing techniques to help reduce the effects of internalized racism.  Stickmon’s Crushing Soft Rubies—A Memoir and her latest book, Midnight Peaches, Two O’clock Patience, have been used in courses at several colleges and universities across the country.   One of her most well-known pieces is “Blackapina,” a selection from Midnight Peaches, Two O’clock Patience featured in Positively Filipino magazine. She currently is a professor of Humanities at Napa Valley College, developing Ethnic Studies curriculum, as well as, leading a collaborative effort between the Humanities Department faculty and the Associated Students of Napa Valley College to open the Audre Lorde Cultural Institute in Spring 2014.  Professor Stickmon’s work has influenced thousands of adults and adolescents for nearly twenty years.


Official website for Janet Stickmon: