The initiative of poet Jacqueline Saphra, the Poem-A-Thon for Refugees began as an attempt ‘to do something to raise funds and awareness to make a small contribution to alleviating this terrible humanitarian crisis.’ In the last few weeks over £5000 has been raised.
At the Poem-A-Thon sixty poets will each read for eight minutes in the course of a day. All donations will go to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its work with refugees in the Mediterranean.
How can you help? Sponsor me or another poet of your choice or drop in (for a quick coffee or a long cocktail) during the day to cheer on the poets.
Poem-A-Thon for Refugees
Saturday 5 December 2015
Vout-O-Reenees, 30 Prescott Street, London E1 8BB (‘a gorgeous private members’ club owned by the amazing Sophie Parkin’)
12 noon to 10 pm
Poetry makes nothing happen? Thanks to Jacqueline and her committee for this opportunity to make a small difference.