BONK! 139 100 Thousand Poets for Change

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This month’s BONK! performance series will be held on Saturday, September 26th, at 6:00 p.m. We will have twenty local acts performing their own original work surrounding the topic of social change.  

This month’s event will be part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters and photographers from around the world.

BONK! 130 @ Punjabi Banquet Hall

Racine – This month’s BONK! performance series will be held on Saturday, September 28th, at 1504 Washington Avenue in Racine, BONK! will be at 6:00 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30. We will have twenty local acts performing their own original work as well as featured poet, Matt Hart.

This month’s event will be part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters and photographers from around the world.

Matt Hart is the author of nine books of poems, including most recently Everything Breaking/for Good (YesYes Books, 2019) and The Obliterations (Pickpocket Books, 2019). Additionally, his poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous print and online journals, including The Academy of American Poets online, Big Bell, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Harvard Review, jubilat, Kenyon Review online, Lungfull!, Mississippi Review, Ovenbird, POETRY, and Waxwing, among others. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2013 individual artist grant from The Shifting Foundation, and fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band NEVERNEW: http://www.nevernew.net.

The event will be held at Punjabi Banquet Hall at 1504 Washington Avenue in Racine. Run by the owners of Kebab and Grill, Punjabi Banquet Hall will have food and beverages available for sale so come hungry!

BONK! 118 – 100 Thousand Poets For Change

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This month’s BONK! performance series will be held on Saturday, September 29th, Held at the George Bray Neighborhood YMCA, 924 Center Street in Racine, BONK! will be at 6:00 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30. Instead of bringing in featured performers, we will have twenty local acts performing their own original work.

 

This month’s event will be part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year-round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters, and photographers from around the world. BONK!s contribution to this global event will be held at the George Bray Neighborhood YMCA, 924 Center Street. Originally the George Bray Neighborhood Center, it reopened its doors in late February of this year as a branch of the Racine Family YMCA.

BONK! 108 – 100 Thousand Poets For Change

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For this event, BONK! is partnering with Racine Revitalization Partnership and Treasures of Uptown. Treasures of Uptown is a street festival brought together with nonprofits and area businesses that will include live music, dance performances, local restaurants, food trucks, and open doors to the unique curiosities offered by local merchants. The event will also launch The Vital Art Project for a 30 day run in pop-up art galleries throughout the neighborhood.

This month’s event will be part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters and photographers from around the world. For more information about this amazing project, click here.

BONK! is looking for poets, musicians, and other artists to perform/display their work at this event. Performers will have about 5 minutes each to perform one original piece pertaining to social, environmental, and/or political change. If you are a visual artist, you will have 5 minutes to explain your work.

If you are interested in performing at this event, contact us via e-mail, (bonk.racine@gmail.com) phone, (262-989-2930, ask for Alex) or message us on Facebook. Please include your:
Name:
E-mail:
Phone:
Type: (poetry, music, essay, short story, visual art, etc.)
Subject of piece: (optional)

Performers will be added to the list on a first come, first serve basis. Please reserve your spot as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Calling All Poets, Musicians, and Artists for BONK! 108

For BONK! 108, we will be celebrating 100 Thousand Poets for Change. On September 30th, 2017, poets from all the globe will be hosting events for poets, musicians, artists, and activists to come together and read poems about social, environmental, and political change. For more information about this amazing project, click here.

BONK! is looking for poets, musicians, and other artists to perform/display their work at this event. Performers will have about 5 minutes each to perform one original piece pertaining to social, environmental, and/or political change. If you are a visual artist, you will have 5 minutes to explain your work.

If you are interested in performing at this event, contact us via e-mail, (bonk.racine@gmail.com) phone, (262-989-2930, ask for Alex) or message us on Facebook. Please include your:

Name:

E-mail:

Phone:

Type: (poetry, music, essay, short story, visual art, etc.)

Subject of piece: (optional)

Performers will be added to the list on a first come, first serve basis. Please reserve your spot as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

BONK! 96 @ Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church

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This month’s BONK! performance series #96 joins the world-wide celebration of 1000,000 Poets for Change Global Movement.   Poets from every country you can imagine will be writing, spitting and spewing words and lines addressing social justice issues facing people of all faiths, beliefs, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations.  Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church will host the event this Saturday, September 24th, at 6:00 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30. Instead of bringing in featured poets, we will be filling the time with twenty local poets reading their own original work.
If you wish to be featured in this month’s BONK!, please e-mail Alex Reilly at areilly2930@gmail.com with the subject heading “BONK! 96 Set List” or call them at 262.989.2930
Created to expose the public to both local and nationally recognized artistic talents, the BONK! series showcases poets, writers, musicians, filmmakers and all sorts of talent in between.  Founded in fall of 2008, the BONK! series has been running with an event every month for over eight years. A completely free program, BONK! Is a roaming performance series showing up in a different location every month to help introduce people to the many amazing businesses, venues and historic institutions sites throughout Racine County.
BONK! is made possible by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Rapcine, the Friends of the Racine Public Library, The Racine Arts Council, the Racine Community Foundation, and Olde Madrid restaurant. For more information or to view video of past BONK! performances please visithttp://bonkperformanceseries.wordpress.org.
You may also contact Nick Demske at the Racine Public Library: 262.619.2570 ornick.demske@racinelibrary.info. If you would like to receive monthly email updates about the BONK! series, please send a blank email to the address above with the subject heading “BONK! Email.”
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