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Poetry Goodness and the Spoken Word – Using Words to Inspire, Create, and Heal

Saturday, 10:00am | Open

Poets Victoria Lin and Michael Toy will stand on a small stage and make noises with their mouths, like people do. Many of these noises will be encoded ideas about the ridiculous proposition that once we stop demanding all the words mean some particular thing, that they start to mean so much more. Tales will also be told of the power of poetry to find things that have been lost and to lose things which should never have been found.


Victoria Lin Peterson-Hilleque

Victoria Lin is a poet and writer-in-residence in the Solomon’s Porch Community where she is also the Communications Coordinator. She loves to cajole others to share the deepest longings of their heart at microphones. Her spoken word poetry has been featured in places such as She Is Called 2017, OPEN Faith 2016, Christianity 21, The Calof Series, and various slams and churches. Her literary poetry has appeared in journals such as Poetry Quarterly and Paper Nautilus. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family. You may find her on Twitter: Victoria’s Verses @victorialinph.

Michael Toy

Michael Toy is a normal human. He certainly doesn’t have a fourth bone in his ear allowing him to hear in the ultra-zotosonic band, because that would be weird. He sometimes writes poems, but never ever poems about how grey the sky is and how that reminds of the color of his lover’s eyes, because that would be boring.

Session ID [430]

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