Powered by Poetry—Whirl of the Divine

Thursday, November 6, 2008 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
at Central Library, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Special Venue Instructions: Library Parking Garage entrance on Pennsylvania St.
Powered By Poetry! Whirl of the Divine
Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Hands-on Activity, Performance, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages, Children (elementary school), Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Deborah Asante, Michael Atwood, Richard Brendan, Ulf Goebel, Emily Hankley, Norbert Krapf, Susan McGuire, Cynthia Pratt, Diane Timmerman

Event Description:

Spoken word, dance, and music are combined in this innovative and interdisciplinary production that artfully interprets diverse poems. Experience works by local poets as well as poetry from Rainer Maria Rilke, Kurt Schwitters, and Czeslaw Milosz. Presenters include Deborah Asante, founder/director, Asante Children’s Theatre; Michael Atwood, “Across Indiana” host; Richard Brendan, president and founder, JourneysFire International; and Norbert Krapf, Indiana’s poet laureate. Butler University presenters/performers include students as well as faculty members Ulf Goebel, adjunct professor of English; Susan McGuire, associate professor of dance; Cynthia Pratt, associate professor of dance; and Diane Timmerman, professor of theater. Q&A will follow and a readers’ booklist will be posted at during the festival. Free; no reservation required. This event occurs on November 6 and 9. Refer to event date for time and location. See November 8, 9, 15, and 16, for a related youth program (Powered by Poetry—One Wild and Precious Life). Presented by Butler University departments of Theatre and Dance, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, and JourneysFire International. Questions? Call 317-940-9659 or e-mail