IN THE NEWS: 


Chosen by National Arts Strategies to be a Creative Community Fellow!

https://www.artstrategies.org/news/nas-announces-2019-creative-community-fellows-new-england-cohort/


Named one of "14 community organizers who create equity in the face of inequity"

https://medium.com/the-pollination-project/14-community-organizers-who-create-equity-in-the-face-of-inequity-98c3d795e137?fbclid=IwAR2ejUiEaoCMCoo2friw3mUwUXUu8Gi_RGbtltK_J3iXTJS5dIhoTTSLMx0


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

https://www.goodwin.edu/enews/poetry-on-the-streets-ctra/


Interview about  with Greater Hartford Arts Council

https://letsgoarts.org/improving-state-of-mind-an-interview-with-poetry-on-the-streets/


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. 

GRANT!

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

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