Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
The festive atmosphere created by featuring acclaimed poet and translator Jane Hirshfield and coming together of writers, poets, and listeners in a weekend festival honoring poetry and haiku will inspire artistic aha moments impacting experienced, emerging, and beginning poets as well as the general listening public. Access to a high quality arts such as this will impact awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of this literary art form.To assess whether our programs have resulted in the intended outcomes, we will rely primarily on a short survey and on-site observations by our staff and volunteers. Attendees will be asked to address the content of the readings, images that have especially impacted them, and how their views have been enriched and altered by the readings, conversations, and presentations.
From a consensus of personal observations by the Spoken Word Committee, the goals of the event were met and poets from beginning to experienced were inspired, enriched, and altered by the presenters and the weekend activities. Survey tabulations from the workshops and from Jane Hirshfield’s reading show in detail the extent of the impact.
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