What We Learned While Alone: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic

Join us for a unique theatrical event that combines spoken word, music, movement, and digital dialogue to create an innovative interactive experience. 

Date:  Sunday, July 23, 2023

Time:  12:30 PM

Location: Hobbs Hall at the UU Church of Kent (fellowship hall located behind the church building)

Parking:  “On Us” Portage Hike and Bike public parking lot located on Gougler Ave. just north of the church. There is a connecting sidewalk to church property located at the back end of the parking lot.

Cost: Free — this is made possible by the support of the Ohio Arts Council.

In March 2021, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, Arizona, launched the interactive website for the Global Vaccine Poem project, inviting anyone to share experiences of the pandemic and vaccination through their own poetic reflection. Thousands of everyday people responded from India to Ireland, from Maine to Hawai’i. In the spring of 2022, an anthology of these poems, Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic, was published by The Kent State University Press.

“What We Learned While Alone: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic” is based on the anthology “Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic.”  It has been adapted for the stage by David Hassler, Director of the KSU Wick Poetry Center.

For those not able to attend the performance in person, we hope you’ll join us via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/95068596085

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