Dec 7 – An Evening of Inspired Leaders – Sponsored by Mass Poetry

December 7, 7 p.m. at The Huntington Theater
Join Massachusetts’ brightest leaders as they share the stage and a poem in support of Mass Poetry.

Attend a remarkable evening, as exceptional leaders from diverse fields read a poem and reflect on its connection to their life and work. The evening is a fundraiser for Mass Poetry’s many wonderful programs. Come help us celebrate the importance of poetry to people from all walks of life and the crucial role poetry plays in inspiring compassionate, imaginative, powerful leadership. This event is co-sponsored by the Favorite Poem Project. Tickets are available on our website.

Our confirmed list of readers includes:

  • David McCullough Sr., Pulitzer Prize- winning historian & author, John Adams
  • Diane Patrick, Former First Lady of MA, Co-Managing Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • Robert Pinsky, Former Poet Laureate of America
  • Julie Burros, Boston’s Chief of Arts and Culture
  • Andre Dubus III, Guggenheim winner & author, House of Sand and Fog
  • Jody Adams, Celebrity Chef of Rialto
  • Ed Harding, Anchor WCVB TV (Channel 5)
  • Margaret McKenna, Civil rights attorney & President of Suffolk University
  • Ed Davis, Former Police Commissioner of the City of Boston
  • David McCullough Jr., Wellesley High School English Teacher & Author
  • Charles Kravetz, General Manager, WBUR
  • Michael Brown, Founder of City Year
  • Julianna Devasto, City Year Boston AmeriCorps member
  • Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President of The Home for Little Wanderers
  • Larry Weber, Digital marketing pioneer and CEO of Racepoint Global
  • Peter Wolf, Musician, songwriter
  • Tom Ashbrook, Host of WBUR’s “On Point”

All proceeds from this event fund Mass Poetry’s many programs, including Poetry on the T, which replaces ads with poems; Student Day of Poetry, where we reach over 6,000 students annually, mostly in underserved schools; Common Threads, a community reading program that reaches all across the state and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the second largest poetry festival in the U.S., which brings together thousands of poetry lovers every year. With your support, we’ll do even more in the coming year.

When purchasing your ticket, please consider giving at a level that includes sponsorship of a student to help us fulfill our commitment to breaking down barriers and inspiring future leaders.

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Watch our video of last year’s event!

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