WaterWords + Typewriters = Poetry in Action

You are invited to swing by the Sojourner Truth Library during one of the time periods listed below and build a poem inspired by water on a typewriter!  No previous poetry experience is needed.

Drop-In Poetry Typist Sessions

  • Wed, April 5 from 3 – 5 PM
  • Thur, April 6 from 6 – 8 PM
  • Tues, April 11 from 6 – 8 PM
  • Wed, April 12 from 3 – 5 PM
  • Thur, April 13 from 3 – 5 PM

About the WaterWords Poetry Project.  WaterWords is an interdisciplinary project at SUNY New Paltz that combines poetry, performance, digital art-making, and zine-making.  Water is essential to life, a “resource” consistently threatened by pollution caused by human activity including climate change, pollution, and privatization. Water is also synonymous with fluidity, a theoretical framework through which we may understand identity, communication, creativity and other aspects of lived experience.

WaterWords takes place through April 15th and includes the following events and participatory installations. We encourage you to get involved by dropping in at one of the poetry typist sessions, viewing the exhibit below and attending the final performance.





Student Exhibition

Theater student Sarice Olson has mounted her projection that incorporates the theme of water with poetry in the Fine Arts Building Rotunda Lobby.  Stop by anytime to watch the projection for a few minutes.

Culminating Poetry Reading

On Thursday, April 13 at 7 PM is a free culimating poetry reading at Parker Theater where several theater students will perform and Sarice will present her projection installation.