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Poetry on the Streets received a grant from The Pollination Project , in Berkeley California! Learn about some groundbreaking work happening around the world! This amazing organization awards seed grants to social leaders across the globe in support of social change. 

POTS is honored to keep such good company and grateful for the support!



Poetry the Streets was named one of "14 community organizers who create equity in the face of inequity"

From The Pollination Project:

"Every day we invest in projects that create a more sustainable, just, peaceful, and compassionate world. We believe in the power of people. All over the world, ordinary citizens are doing extraordinary things to make their communities and their world a better place. Our grantees are a testament to the unbreakable human spirit that is still alive and well all over the world. 365 days year, we give a grant to changemakers across the globe."


Poetry on the Streets was chosen as one of 25 Creative Community Fellows- New England Cohort by National Arts Strategies!

So looking forward to learning and connecting with these other inspiring artist & social impact leaders!

Read more about the other fellow amazing work here.

Read an interview with Melanie about Poetry on the Streets with Greater Hartford Arts Council



January 9th, 2020-February 2020

@ Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

Opening Reception: 
Thursday, January 9th, 2020 @6-8pm

Poems and Photographs from Poetry on the Streets 

will be on exhibit

Follow the facebook page for event invitation coming soon!


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If you see the little blue typewriter, come by and WRITE A POEM! Everyone is welcome. Everyone has a poem in them. Express. Create. Connect. It is human. And it feels great. Hope to see you! xo, M + POTS

Melanie Faranello is a fiction writer and teaching artist from Chicago living in CT. 

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