Poetry Reading: Long-Silenced Voices
Co-sponsored with Ridgefield Community Partners
April 23, 2022 · 2 – 4 p.m.
The Meetinghouse, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Inspired by the Witness Stones Old Lyme Project, which honors those once enslaved in the community by researching their histories and placing memorial plaques at the site of their servitude, four esteemed poets give voice to those long denied their humanity.
Join us in the historic Meetinghouse as Marilyn Nelson, Antoinette Brim-Bell, Kate Rushin, and Rhonda Ward share powerful poems depicting the lives of enslaved men, women, and children, reimagined from the research of historian Carolyn Wakeman.
The reading will be held at the Meetinghouse, 605 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.