Poetry Potluck

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Bring a poem to share to KHC’s “Poetry Potluck,” our virtual get-together to celebrate April’s National Poetry Month. Kansans are invited to participate in this year’s easy, free statewide Pin-Up Poetry project by writing, reading, and sharing poetry about food, family, special occasions, casual picnics, strange salads, and hearty casseroles.

How it works

1. Print postcard templates and writing prompts, beginning April 1.
2. Share poetry – original and by others – on the postcards.
3. Scan & Email postcards to leslie(at)kansashumanities.org.
4. Visit KHC’s Pinterest page to see your Pin-Up Poetry!

Need inspiration? Click here for samples.

KHC_FINAL_LOGOS-04Promote Pin-Up Poetry

Want to promote Pin-Up Poetry at your organization?

  • Download this pdf version of the Pin-Up Poetry promotional postcard.
  • Displaying the Poetry Potluck poem postcards at your library? Download this KHC Logo Poster to hang alongside them.

The project begins April 1. Questions? Contact Leslie Von Holten, director of programs, at leslie(at)kansashumanities.org for more information.

Humanities Happenings – Spring 2014

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Spring is here! For KHC, Spring means commemorations, oral histories, poetry, and lots and lots of humanities events.

Brown v. Board & StoryCorps

To honor the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board decision and to consider changes in Topeka’s schools since 1954, thirty-six Topekans will participate in a special StoryCorps national oral history project to document, preserve, and share their reflections, school experiences, and perspectives. The interviews will be recorded in Topeka and archived at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Interested in being part of the StoryCorps interviews? Contact Donna Rae Pearson, Local History Librarian at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, at (785) 580-4510 ASAP.  Read more…

HomeWords

Calling all poets and poets-to-be with Kansas roots for a weekly poetry column, edited by Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley, to be published in newspapers across this great state. Read more…

Pin-Up Poetry

Celebrate April’s National Poetry Month with Pin-Up Poetry, an easy, free statewide project that encourages Kansans to write, read, and share their own poetry and the poetry of others on Pinterest. Read more…

Banner Image Credits: 1) Mrs. Hunt’s first grade class at State Street Elementary School, Topeka, January 1955. Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society. 2) Wyatt Townley. Photo by Terry Weckbaugh.

Pin-Up Poetry 2014

KHC_FINAL_LOGOS-04Celebrate April’s National Poetry Month with Pin-Up Poetry, an easy, free statewide project that encourages Kansans to write, read, and share their own poetry and the poetry of others.

How it works

1. Print postcard templates and writing prompts, beginning April 1.
2. Share poetry – original and by others – on the postcards.
3. Scan & Email postcards to leslie(at)kansashumanities.org.
4. Visit KHC’s Pinterest page to see your Pin-Up Poetry!

Need inspiration? Click here for samples.

Promote Pin-Up Poetry

Want to promote Pin-Up Poetry at your organization?

  • Download this pdf version of the Pin-Up Poetry promotional postcard.
  • Displaying the postcards? Download this KHC Logo Poster to hang alongside them.

The project begins April 1. Questions? Contact Leslie Von Holten, director of programs, at leslie(at)kansashumanities.org for more information.