Poets in 450 cities representing 115 countries organized the largest poetry reading in history with over 800 individual events simultaneously on September 29th to promote environmental, social, and political change.

Jaihoon @ 100,000 Poets For Change 2012 - Sharjah

Jaihoon @ 100,000 Poets For Change 2012 – Sharjah

Poets, writers, artists, and humanitarians created, performed, educated and demonstrated, in their individual communities, and decide their own specific area of focus for change within the overall framework of peace and sustainability, which founder Michael Rothenberg stated, “…is a major concern worldwide and the guiding principle for this global event.”

All those involved hoped through their actions and events, to seize and redirect the political and social dialogue of the day and turn the narrative of civilization towards peace and sustainability.

Immediately following September 29th all documentation on the 100TPC.org website will be preserved by Stanford University in California, which has recognized 100 Thousand Poets for Change as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history. They will archive the complete contents of the website, 100TPC.org, as part of their digital archiving program LOCKSS.

This event was held at Hall A – Main Building – American University of Sharjah.

(Fotographs by Adnan Faraz – http://www.facebook.com/AdnanFarazPhotography)