NPR: The Poetry Bus, 5.3.2021

NPR, Where We Live: Live Interview, 5.10.21

Hartford Business Magazine

Interview with Hartford Public Library,  5.2020

Video for HPL: POTS Quarantine Series

Video for Work Space Gallery "Creative Spark": POTS Essential Voices

Cuatro Puntos Cross Atlantic Quarantine Series; collaboration with Cape Town S. Africa's violinist, Elinor Speirs and New England artists, including Melanie Faranello from POTS

*Covid-19 Update: Since POTS won’t be out on the streets soon, I still more than ever want to hear your words. Send in your thoughts, words, expressions, poems and they may be posted on POTS social media pages for others to hear. Despite of our physical distancing, we will can stay connected to one another and share our human experiences.

Ask your kids, your partners, your pets, yourself, your neighbors, whoever you are locked down with, “what’s your poem today?” 

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay connected.

POTS Gallery Show:

Everyone has a poem inside. 

On Exhibit: January 16th-February 18, 2020

Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

Over one hundred poems written by everyday people alongside their photographs on display + interactive wall and typewriters to write your own poem and add to exhibit + poetry reading + wine, snacks, music. Everyone has a poem inside. 


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."


*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.

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