Mass Poetry's Evening Of Inspired Leaders


Time & Date

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00 pm

Event Location

Mass Poetry Virtual EventOpen in Google Maps

Ticket Price


WBUR is proud to be a media sponsor of Evening of Inspired Leaders, a virtual fundraiser to benefit Mass Poetry. At this free event, leaders on the front lines will share the poems that have inspired and sustained them through these challenging months and years.

Inspired by Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project, each poem read is meaningful to the speaker and their segment will include a discussion of its influence on their life and work. Meghna Chakrabarti, host of On Point, will emcee this year's virtual event.

Funds raised at Evening of Inspired Leaders will help Mass Poetry produce its dynamic roster of free and low-cost poetry programs for thousands of people, young and old, across Massachusetts.

2020 featured speakers:

Rosanne Cash - singer/songwriter and author

Sharon Castang student

Anthony Febo - poet and teaching artist

Regi Gibsonpoet and educator

Vikiana Petit-Homme - Regional Organizer, March for Our Lives

Darrell Jones - Community Activist, Strongest Link

Dr. Anne Klibanski - President and CEO, Mass General Brigham

Margaret Low - CEO, WBUR

Julia Mejia - Boston City Councilor

Michelle Quirk - Nurse Practitioner

Gladys Vegaformer director, Chelsea Collaborative

David Waters - CEO, Community Servings