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Boston Poetry Marathon 2021 Wrap-Up

Dear All of You,

Well, we've had a couple weeks to regain our energy. (Organizing the Boston Poetry Marathon definitely feels like running an actual marathon!) So we wanted to send out this wrap-up email to let you know about short- and long-term plans coming up for the Boston Poetry Marathon. Thank you again for being part of the Boston Poetry Marathon community. We appreciate you all so much!

Poetically yours,
Boston Poetry Marathon Organizers: Bridget, Suzanne, Christina and Xtina

Bridget Eileen (she/her/hers)  
Suzanne Mercury (she/her/hers)
Christina Liu (she/her/hers)
Xtina Strong

2021 Fundraiser Closes on Tue, Aug 31
 
If you haven't had a chance to contribute to the 2021 Boston Poetry Marathon fundraiser, there's still time! We will wrap it up on Tuesday, August 31, so be sure to make your donation right now, before it's too late. Sure, we have smashed through our goal, but now we're so close to raising $2600, so help us get there (or higher!) by the end of the month! And don't forget to share!

This year our fundraiser is for the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, SISTA Fire RI, and the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. We wanted to support these local organizations that fight against racial injustice, in support of Black Lives Matter and the AAPI community/ #StopAsianHate movement. Learn more about the the three local organizations and donate at our Go Fund Me page. Please also share!

 

THANK YOU to the 2021 Participants!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Boston Poetry Marathon. It was another successful year, despite having to remain online again. (We hope hope hope that next year we will be in person. More about that below!) A special thank you to our volunteers for the event: Gilmore Tamny, Daniel Pritchard, Tom Daley, Joe Elliot, Douglas Rothschild, Brendan Lorber, and Chad Parenteau as special assistant to Carol Weston. 
 

YouTube and Facebook Videos from 2021

Because we broadcast live to YouTube and Facebook, the videos of each hour's readings are all online. Right now, they don't have titles and participant information, but over the next months or so we will be making sure that they do, so that you can find your videos and the videos of other participants of the weekend. Tune into our YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, and be sure to follow/ like the accounts so you'll get notified when there's any new posts from us!

Boston Poetry Marathon 2022

We are hopeful we can go back to being in-person next year. We have a deposit in for the first weekend of August back in Copley Square at our 2019 location, the Community Church of Boston. Regardless of the pandemic situation next year, we plan to have one version or another of this excellent annual event next year during the end of the first week of August. The exact dates will depend on the public health situation. We so hope we will be able to get together in-person for a big face to face celebration of poetry! In the meantime, keep in touch over social media. All the links are below!
 


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