We had a blast hosting a booth and a reading at East Colfax Community Collective’s International Market Nights this summer!
The nights were a gorgeous celebration of the diverse cultural heritage of the neighborhood. And the August event featured a reading by incredible poets from the Sidewalk Poets’ community–including workshop participants Titi Christian, Maria Corral, Ashley Elementary (former) student, Jjaziel Valdez, and SP board member, Erika DeShay. Videos of the reading coming soon!
What an amazing community! So many wonderful folks came out to support and help us celebrate the book release of Abby Templeton Greene’s new book of poetry, A Blue House to Sleep In A big thank you to Lady Justice for hosting us and being such an amazing community space!
We are very excited to announce that Abby’s book, A Blue House to Sleep In has gone to print! If you purchased a book it should be coming in the mail soon. If you want to purchase a book please do so here. All proceeds go to Sidewalk Poets programming.
Readings to come, learn more here: www.abbytempletongreene.com
(Melinda Medina, paparouna, Christian Steward):
Sidewalk Poets assisted The Denver Family Institute with their yearly fundraiser by facilitating various storytelling centers throughout the event. We were honored to be part of this amazing organization that believes in quality, equitable therapy for ALL. We also used the words written by participants to create a collage poem, check out the video of us presenting it!