The Reading and Celebration on December, 13th was attended by more than 100 people with over 45 readers.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Poetry Lovers, Martin Wohl and Marisa Labozzetta
30 Poems in November! raised over $50,000 and had over 1,081 donors.
Writers who had “written and raised” during November read one of their new poems. A couple of Center for New Americans students also read their poems.
30 Poems in November! raises funds for Center for New Americans’ programs for immigrants, including free classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages, technology instruction, civics, and career coaching and assistance. Many of the 84 writers who participated this year mused about their immigrant ancestors and about U.S. immigration policy while also sharing observations on nature, holidays, and a host of other topics.
Writers range from college students, to writing group members, to experienced published authors, to Center for New Americans teachers and board members.
Sarah Sullivan, this year’s Event Chair, supported writers with encouragement, humor and a wide variety of daily poetry prompts, often citing poems written by other local writers as her inspiration.
Two Center for New American students read their poems.