July 26: "'In'spiration" with the “Hear, Here!” Poetry Group. "Hear, Here!" the locally loved and nationally known poetry organization of the Pikes Peak region will be hosting a service centered around "In"spiration. Where does the need to create come from? We will share poems, stories, and discuss the creative process of a poet! From all that inspires us, the role of the imagination, and the need to "dig in" to discover what gems lie below the surface.
"Hear, Here!" affirms every individual to listen, write, and share. Since 2011 we have been engaged widely in the Pikes Peak region, seeking to build unity, common stories, and combined voices. More than time spent with microphone and pen Hear, Here! digs deep and plants seeds to foster inclusive, intergenerational, educational, and life-sharing community relationships promoting poetry as a personal investment and outlet for all individuals. We seek to affirm each individual’s voice and to amplify the sounds of the silenced. We host a community connecting night of poetry (potluck and yoga!) every first Saturday at Manitou Bindu and a nationally recognized poetry slam every third Thursday in the Lon Chaney Theater in the City Auditorium. Both events are all ages all welcome uncensored events. "Hear, Here!" is a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation (which means you can write off donations to us!).