Year two of One City, One Prompt (OCOP) is about to BEGIN AGAIN
What is OCOP? A dynamic series of hosted writing, performance, activist and community-building events held across the country and the globe. OCOP is designed to cultivate greater civility, deeper dialogue, higher hope and a larger sense of personal and community purpose.
Is there an official theme? Yes! The theme for this year’s OCOP Events (2013/14) is Begin Again. And so we shall…
Where does OCOP happen? People across the country, indeed across the globe, will be exploring many aspects of this theme such as: how shall I begin again–personally, professionally, and relationally? How can my community begin again? How does beginning again relate to humanity’s pressing needs and to the needs of our earth? How shall we “begin again” to connect across faith, race, ethnicity, class?
When does it happen? OCOP Events are ongoing throughout the year with new ones added all the time. Check this site regularly for locations and event titles.
How does it work? Each individual OCOP host decides on their own focus as it relates to the over all theme–”Begin Again.” Each event experience is unique but collectively threads ideas towards a shared understanding of our greater national community, allowing participants, through the power of poetry, prose and song to begin to bridge partisan political views and engage in a civil discourse.
Can I be a OCOP host? YES! All you need is some fire and passion, imagination and vision. The Transformative Language Arts Network will support you with promotional materials, ideas for topics, venues, coaching, cheerleading and applause. If you want more information on how to get started just contact Deb Hensley, TLAN Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How are OCOP events be documented? All events will culminate in an extensive, interactive website showcasing participants’ writing, experiences, and insights. City-wide and communal discoveries will be celebrated through a variety of media, including the written word, audio recordings, photography and film.
OK I’m leaning in…how can I find out more? Keep browsing this website. We’ve got even more information to get you jazzed….
New this year: One City One Prompt Events will be showcased at the 2014 Power of Words Conference just outside Kansas City, MO.
Get on board. Be the change. “Begin Again.”