Art Project Legacy
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The project goals are to have many people learn more about Robert Bly's work and life, and to feel interested and perhaps connected to him and his work. Our hope is also to have people get curious about a famous man from their own community who wrote about Lac qui Parle County and was inspired by it; and they might do this too. Also, we want to encourage people to try out reading poetry aloud, telling stories in public and writing their own pieces about their lives here in Lac qui Parle County. 1) Keep track of the number of adults and children who attend each event. 2) Have questionnaires for those who attend to fill out. 3) Count the number of people who submit writings to the writing contest. 4) Count the number of people who are interviewed on videotape. 5) Count the number of people who read a poem/writing aloud at a public event. 6) Count the number of people who tell live Bly stories at a public event. 7) Count the number of people who add their names to the History Center mailing list. 8) Tally up the responses on the questionnaires.
We had almost 300 people visit the Bly Study and/or attend the September 8, 2016 event promoting the project. Susan Armington made presentations to 99 students in Dawson/Boyd School and Lac qui Parle Valley High School. There were 97 entries in the writing contest, 18 interviews collected, and 124 people from all over Minnesota attended the May 28, 2017 open house event. Between the two events, 12 people read poetry or shared stories about Robert Bly. Everyone who filled out the questionnaire felt this project was very well done and shared the talent of the artist in a new and interesting way. They would like to see us continue to do projects like this in the future.
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