Name: "The New Cosmopolitans" Creative Writing Reading
Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Harrison School for the Arts Creative Writing program presents “The New Cosmopolitans”. Join us on Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m. in the Film Theatre for an evening of poetry. Over the years, the word COSMOPOLITAN has come to be associated with something other than what it truly is—something a little hoity-toity…something a little fancy… something exclusive… something outside the purview of many in the population. To us, our event THE NEW COSMOPOLITANS represents an evening of voices who plan to take this word back. Broken down, COSMOPOLITAN comes from the two Greek words kosmos, meaning world, and politês, meaning citizen – therefore COSMOPOLITAN, at its base and most pure level, can be defined as CITIZEN OF THE WORLD. Our CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, our NEW COSMPOLITANS will raise their voices as members of a society much larger than themselves. The poems you will hear come from many different places and speak to many different issues, but they all coalesce under a lone umbrella we believe to be of the upmost importance – positive change for our community – which extends far beyond the borders of our town, state, and even our country. This event is about positive change for the CITIZENS OF THE WORLD – THE NEW COSMOPOLITANS. Tickets are $12 adults and $10 students/seniors and may be purchased at www.harrisonarts.com. Harrison School for the Arts is located at 750 Hollingsworth Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801.