Rhyme N Chatt Interactive Poetry Organization, a community of poets and spoken word artists, is holding its annual fundraiser featuring their 2023 poetry anthology, "Why We Write." Even though books can be ordered at any time, the book launch event will take place on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at ArtsBuild, 301 East 11th St. The event is open to the community and free to attend.
This year's anthology, "Why We Write," is a testament to the diverse voices within the Rhyme N Chatt community, featuring contributions from more than 35 poets, including local youth who participated in their youth programming throughout the year. The anthology boasts over 200 full-color pages filled with interactive poetry writing prompts, offering readers the unique opportunity to send their poetry to Rhyme N Chatt for personalized responses in poetic form. Additionally, the anthology includes over 40 QR codes that link to videos of the poets reading their captivating works.
The funds raised through the sale of this publication will directly support the nonprofit organization’s events and programs planned for 2024, which happens to be their 25th anniversary year.
Books can be pre-ordered now at www.RhymeNChatt.com. Those attending the book launch event will be able to pick their order up at the event. For those unable to attend the book launch, their orders will be shipped and delivered in time for Christmas.
"We have not just created a book; we have curated an experience that engages readers in a poetic dialogue with our poets," said Marsha Mills, Rhyme N Chatt presdient. "This is a great gift to yourself and quite an amazing Christmas gift for others, while supporting a local nonprofit organization that is impacting lives. Many of the poets in this collection are being published for the very first time. We are very proud to be the vehicle they chose to elevate their craft. 'Why We Write' is not only a collection of poetry but a celebration of community, creativity, and the power of words."
The Sunday event promises an inspiring atmosphere, with refreshments provided and the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow poetry enthusiasts. Bring the entire family.
For more information about the event or the publication, please contact Ms. Mills at RNCPoetry@gmail.com or by calling 521-5057.