LYCEUM II: Poetry Reading
A select group of leading poets have been invited to compose new work specifically for a reading at The Meeting House at The Old Manse. Writers will respond to Concord’s and The Old Manse’s rich literary, political, and social history. Or, they may respond to the multitude of issues left out of the official narratives, perhaps imagining futures where the promise of 1776, the 1860s and 1960s are fulfilled.
Featuring: Kevin Young, Danielle Legros Georges, Robin Coste Lewis, Tisa Bryant
The Meeting House is a platform for inspiring new ideas in relation to the intractable structures of racial discrimination and segregation. Based on houses constructed by the first free Africans in Concord (1770’s) the pavilion structure creates an open, transparent framework that points to the future. The Meeting House will host a series of public programs, entitled Lyceum 2016, inviting visitors to break out of the narratives that keep us from imaging and producing the equitable social relations that we seek.
I. The Picnic, Saturday, August, 13, 12Noon-2PM
II. Poetry Reading, Saturday, September 24, 2-4PM
III. A New Framework for Dialogue, Saturday, October 15, 2-4PM
IV. New England Town Meeting, Sunday, October 16, 2-4PM