Poet Laureate Presents: Women’s Right to Vote
October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Poet Laureate Marguerite Maria Rivas will lead an interactive afternoon of poetry celebrating Women’s Right to Vote featuring historic and contemporary works. Ms. Rivas’s work is driven by a passion to shed light on Staten Island authors and poets who have been forgotten, specifically women who have paved the way for modern poetry. Ms. Rivas will curate a selection of poems inspired by the content of Women of the Nation Arise! including works found in the museum archives and exhibition itself. Ms. Rivas will begin the program with a reading and then intentionally move to audience participation asking guests reading selections out loud to each other creating an interactive poetry reading experience where Q&A and discussion unfolds through readings.