Community Conversation – Using Poetry for Social Justice
The Franklin Public Library is continuing to host a series of seminars covering a vast array of topics by fellow community members. If there is a topic you would like to present at a Community Conversation Seminar, please contact the Franklin Public Library 814-432-5062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/13 Patricia Thrushart – Using Poetry for Social Justice
Patricia Thrushart writes poetry and historical non-fiction. Her fourth and latest book, “Inspired by Their Voices: Poems from Underground Railroad Testimonies” was published by Mammoth Books. She is a co-founder of Poets Against Racism and Hate, where she facilitates events and manages their online presence.
Patricia ThrushartPoet, Author
Patricia Thrushart is a writer and poet living in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains just outside of award-winning Cook Forest State Park in the Wilds of Pennsylvania. The beauty of Northern Appalachia and its forests informs her poetry. A poet writes to satisfy a need to express emotion or document life; having readers actually interested in sharing those moments is both exhilarating and humbling. If reading any of these poems creates in you a sense of gratitude, awareness or an appreciation of the beauty of our natural world, then she can consider her effort to be worthwhile. Beyond her poetry, she writes narrative nonfiction books that explore the lives of historical women whose stories have been lost to time.