Event: Friday, November 4, at 5:30pm – Readings on “community” by Poets Lauerate Bruce Dethlefsen from Wisconsin and Norbert Krapf from Indiana and Saturday, November 5, at 10am – Public Discussion of Creating Community Through Words led by Joyce Brinkman. Both events at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, 340 North Senate, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Summary: Prompt Quote from Kurt Vonnegut, “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
Brick Street Poetry, a nonprofit organization, endeavors to build avenues of poetry, brick by brick, by providing opportunities to connect and share individual experiences through poetry. Brick Street Poetry believes exchanging the personal through poetry leads to a better understanding of the universal and a more vibrantly connected world. Brick Street Poetry Inc. with the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library The KVML is a public-benefit, nonprofit organization championing the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut. Brick Street Poetry Inc. publishes the Tipton Poetry Journal, hosts the monthly poetry series Poetry on Brick Street and sponsors other poetry-related events.
Joyce Brinkman, Indiana Poet Laureate 2002-2008, believes in poetry as public art. She creates public poetry projects involving her poetry and the poetry of others. Her own poetry is on permanent display in a twenty five foot stained glass window in an airport, in lighted glass at a library and on a wall in the town square of Quezaltepecque, El Salvador. Joyce has received fellowships from the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts and the Indianapolis Arts Council.