EFFINGHAM — The Friends of Effingham Library will be presenting a One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change event on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Effingham Public Library located at 30 Townhouse Road in Effingham, as part of this month's writers' night.

One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change, an annual event that takes place globally and has been held for the past seven years, will include poets and musicians addressing social justice concerns and hopes for positive change in our world for the coming year.

For the past four years, writers' night at the Effingham Public Library has echoed the message of peace, with poetry and music for change with a November edition in the north country of New Hampshire. Poets and musicians performing this year include Priscilla Burlingham, Arthur Surrette, Ed Pacht, Barbara Bald, Katherine Rhoda, Doug Hazard, Bob Moore and other performers. 

Featured readers and musicians will share their work between 7 to 8 p.m. Following a short break, there will be an open-mic opportunity for other poets, writers and musicians to share their work (up to five minutes).  There will be light refreshments and conversation with other writers, musicians, hikers and artists.

Writers’ night, the third Thursday of the month is for those who write — music, poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction — and for those who enjoy listening.

For more information, contact Katie McCarthy at (603) 651-9796 or katiemccarthynh@gmail.com or call the library (603) 539-1537 or go to effingham.lib.nh.us.

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