Joy Jones Newsletter - October 2014: Read here…!
The Story Gift Project
A word that is more magical than 'abracadabra' or 'hocus pocus' is 'free'. The Story Gift Project is an effort to extend the magic of reading for fun by giving free books to people who may not otherwise own and enjoy a book. The Spoken Word, whose mission is to use the arts and culture to serve the community, will use The Story Gift Project to acquire and then donate books to underserved or disenfranchised communities. Click here for complete details!
Books from The Story Gift Project:
A collection of books donated to children in treatment at Psychiatric Institute
Staff at Psychiatric Institute of Washington receive a donation of books
by Peter Mandel through The Story Gift Project
Dr. Anne Evans, principal of Miner Elementary School
accepts a donation from Joy Jones
THE SPOKEN WORD
PERFORMANCE POETRY ENSEMBLE
25TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Saint Elizabeths Hospital Auditorium
11000 Alabama Ave. SE, Washington, DC
Click here for details!
It's Time for Adult Double Dutch! We start on Friday, April 20, 2012
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017. Free!
Check out the StoryCorps blog for "Brookland, not Brooklyn"!
A most interesting interview recorded in partnership with the Black Women Playwright’s Group!
Book Discussion and Giveaway
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
The Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square
Historical Society of Washington DC
801 K Street N.W. , Washington DC 20001
(Across the street from the Washington Convention Center, 2 blocks north of the China Town Metro, climb the curvy stairs to entrance. )
Hear the remarkable stories of writers who went into schools, prisons, hospitals, shelters and other venues to reach people and teach people about how poetry and prose can be the starting point for dramatic change. Join us and you'll receive a free copy of Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds; The Teachers of WritersCorps in Poetry & Prose or Tell The World (while supplies last).
Enjoy some of DC's favorite writers who were part of the WritersCorps experience: Kenneth Carroll — Ryan Grim — Monica Hand –Joy Jones – Uchechi Kalu –Livia Kent– Melissa Tuckey
Plus a performance by actor Gregory Bargeman.
And it's all free thanks to support from The Spoken Word, the Historical Society of Washington, DC, The Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the National Home Library Foundation and the Literary Friends of DC Public Library.
Details are in the attached flyer.
15 Years of DC WritersCorps
NPR – WAMU-FM
Poetry and prose are powerful! But if you missed the program or if you missed the broadcast, check out the story about WritersCorps on NPR – WAMU-FM Metro Connection, 15 Years of DC WritersCorps. Here's the link: http://wamu.org/programs/mc/09/06/26.php#27272.
The Spoken Word at the OSSE Family Expo 2008
Feed your mind!
What do you think about: Black men, love and growing older?
Escaping the street life?
The misinformation taught you in school?
Come hear some of Washington’s best writers discuss their ideas in a free lecture and discussion. Participants also receive a free autographed copy of each book.
What’s on the menu? Find out here!