Archipelago Poetry Project

Archipelago Poetry Project Comes to QVCC on April 8 (4/2/13)

The Archipelago Poetry Project, a radical arts troupe which believes in the practice of contemporary performance poetry as one of the most powerful and necessary incarnates of the Oral Tradition, will perform at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Monday, April 8, at 7 pm. The event will be held in the Robert Miller Auditorium at the Danielson campus.

The Oral Tradition is a mosaic of messages and testimonies transmitted through song, story, folktale, prayer, ballad, and poem, carried on, remixed, and reborn throughout generations. The history of these accounts is older than written language and their diligence has never ceased being amongst the most sincere and effective means of human communication, expression, catharsis, education, and inspiration. In many instances the Oral Tradition was a community’s main means of preserving cultural practices, events, and struggles. At other times it was the only alternative record to the accepted, yet not necessarily accurate, knowledge of the day. This record stretches out across the sea of history as perhaps the greatest archipelago the world has ever known. An innumerable chain of islands which collectively tell the story of what once was, what currently is, and how it all may have come to be.

Join Jared Paul (internationally touring performance poet), Franny Choi (2010 Seoul-Korea Poetry Slam Champion), Aaron Samuels (2012 Write Bloody Publishing Contest winner), and Laura Brown-Lavoie (2010 Providence Poetry Slam Champion), for an electrifying four-person performance art event seamlessly unifying poetry, storytelling, and song.

The public is invited to attend and there is no admissions charge. For more information contact Pam Brown at 860-412-7221 or or visit

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