IN THE NEWS:
Chosen by National Arts Strategies to be a Creative Community Fellow!
Named one of "14 community organizers who create equity in the face of inequity"
NPR: The Poetry Bus, 5.3.2021 https://www.wnpr.org/post/hartfords-poetry-bus-moving-piece-public-art
NPR, Where We Live: Live Interview, 5.10.21 https://omny.fm/shows/where-we-live/universal-basic-income-might-be-coming-to-hartford?t=38m30s
Hartford Business Magazine https://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/downtown-hartford-retail-space-on-allyn-st-to-launch-art-project
Interview with Hartford Public Library, 5.2020 http://blogs.hplct.org/?p=1588
Video for HPL: POTS Quarantine Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a40XKWqnsU
Video for Work Space Gallery "Creative Spark": POTS Essential Voices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WD5CB26Zqg
Cuatro Puntos Cross Atlantic Quarantine Series; collaboration with Cape Town S. Africa's violinist, Elinor Speirs and New England artists, including Melanie Faranello from POTShttps://www.facebook.com/cuatropuntoschambermusic/videos/833213023830393/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Article about POTS in Goodwin University blog
Interview about with Greater Hartford Arts Council
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!
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."
WHERE is POTS?
*Follow on Instagram and FB to see updated locations! Pops up in different cities at bus stops, parks, street corners, parks...sometimes festivals, stores, classrooms....Look for POTS this Spring in Hartford, Brooklyn, NYC, Chicago, Brattleboro, Northampton, and more...! Express. Create. Connect. Hope to see you!
Melanie Pappadis Faranello is a fiction writer and teaching artist from Chicago living in CT. www.melaniefaranello.com