The Moment of Poetry: A festival of Music and Verse
May 6, 2018
3:00 pm
Tacoma
First Presbyterian Church
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TICKETS: $28 Regular Admission | $24 Senior/Military | Student and Youth tickets FREE at the door

Church hymns, love songs, the lullabies we sing to our children: each of these are artistic expressions inspired by, and based on, poetry. But poetry’s impact isn’t just limited to the arts. Today, many different individuals and groups are using poetry to aid organizational and community development efforts. To explore the different ways poetry is making itself present in our modern society, we’re complementing our usual end of season performances with a day-long series of TED-style talks. Each will showcase how different communities and organizations are using poetry and music to deepen their mission impact, aid healing and improve working relationships.

Join Artistic Director Robert Bode; New York Times best-selling author and 2017-18 CANW poet-in-residence Mark Nepo; and our 2017-18 composer-in-residence Shawn Kirchner for a culminating performance that will integrate these ideas in a world-premiere choral cycle exploring the healing power of poetry and music.