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Glen Helen & Tecumseh Land Trust Host Winter Solstice Poetry Reading

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The Winter Solstice Poetry Reading will feature eight poets reading for eight minutes each. Organizers hope the event promotes healing after a trying year.

This Friday, the Tecumseh Land Trust and Glen Helen Nature Preserve will host their Ninth Annual Winter Solstice Poetry Reading.

This year’s theme is “The Healing Earth.”

Poet and emcee Ed Davis says he picked that theme because it’s been a stressful year—with the pandemic and a contentious presidential election.

“I’ve always thought of poetry as spiritual,” Davis says. “A few memorable words can really go a long way towards healing people.”

The reading has been moved online, but Davis says that’s allowed them to book a diverse group of readers, from first time performers to Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour.

He’s also quick to note this is an important fundraiser.

“We usually have all kinds of events all year, but with the pandemic, we’ve not had those. So, as you can imagine, our coffers are getting a little low,” Davis says.

“Solstice: The Healing Earth” will take place at 7PM this Friday.

Attendees need to signup in advance to receive a Zoom link.

To register, email sunflowers@tecumsehlandtrust.org