30 Poems in November!

Our annual Poem-a-thon in support of free English classes and services for immigrants. Celebratory Reading 12/13, 7 PM.
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30 Poems in November!  is a literary fundraiser to support our free English classes for immigrants, refugees, migrants. Writers join us to write a poem each day in November and ask family and friends to sponsor them.

This year, more than ever, we need your support. We have expanded our class offerings to welcome newcomers from Haiti, Ukraine, Syria, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, and many other places. Our organization is compassionate, flexible, and nimble, but welcoming immigrants effectively requires generous funding.

Our Poem-a-Thon is led by Sarah Sullivan, Event Chair, for her 6th year!  Victoria Maillo, Center for New Americans board member, joins Sarah as Event Leader.

The money we raise helps to support our free classes and services for immigrants.

Here’s how this event works:

Writers write one poem a day for 30 days in November.

Friends and family donate $$ for each poem ($1 x 30 poems = $30).

WRITERS, if you would like to write and raise with us please click here to set up your personal campaign page.

If you participated last year, login first using this link. If you’ve forgotten your password, click “forgot password.” Who can remember from last year?! You’ll then be directed to a fresh page, ready for you to fill our for this year’s event.

If you are new to this wonderful tradition, just follow the prompts!

Once you’ve created your page, your name should appear on the list of PARTICIPATING WRITERS for 2023.

SUPPORTERS, please here to support a participating writer or make a general donation to our annual Poem-a-thon.

SAVE THE DATE: 30 Poems in November Reading & Celebration, Wednesday, December 13th at 7 PM in Wright Hall, Smith College. Details to follow.

Our People Power

Sarah B. Sullivan, Event Chair,  is a person, poet, doctor, and other stuff.  She has chaired 30 Poems in November! for many years.

Victoria Maillo is a Center for New Americans Board Member. She looks forward to conducting outreach to new writers, especially immigrants.