What helps you through adversity?
We are now in our fourth year! This year we are working towards becoming an evidence based practice. Anyone who completes our online training process can now apply to become a sponsored artist, but we only have 20 spots available.
We have $50 stipends for our 50 events this year, but only 20 sponsored poet spots.
Poetry for Personal Power is a program coordinated by the Heartland Consumer Network, Wellness Wordworks, the American Jazz Museum, Create Your Own Reality, Park University, and Harris-Stowe State University. We are gathering stories and poems about overcoming adversity and what people do in positive ways that helps them build friendships and feel better. See the video links and our event pages for what we have heard from people on the streets and in universities in Missouri.
This year, our fourth year, we are sponsoring artists to share our messaging at 50 events between now and June 2014. Artists can complete a short online training, then earn a stipend to host their own events, up to 8 events per community.
Anyone who completes our online training process can now apply to become a sponsored artist, but we only have 20 spots available.
We have two impact challenges to see which main event and which poet hosted event has the most participation to spread the message that all kind of wellness tools can be used to get through adversity. Our previous contestants have talked about their resources in friends, gaming, spirituality, goal setting, sports, family, and of course poetry that helps them get through adversity.
Program summary video about poems for overcoming adversity:
Thanks so much to Metaphor Media for this excellent edit.
Video from Park University about our competition for poems about overcoming adversity:
Thanks so much to the Sight and Sound Project for this excellent edit.