Monday, November 09, 2009

A Tapestry of Poetry

The Tapestry Corner* in Stroudsburg, PA held a poetry reading and book signing featuring the works of poet Dr. Juanita Kirton* and readings on Sunday November 8th from her recently published first book entitled, “Inner Journey” which is available on and She is the recipient of a grant from "Sisters in Script" and will soon receive The Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) South Africa Initiative (SAI) “Vision Award” at their New Brunswick, NJ campus on Wednesday November 18th.

The afternoon proved to be a thoroughly delightful experience. Juanita* moved around a room full of comfortably seated poetry lovers as her words took them upon mental journeys. Many of them were to experiences and locations unknown before hearing her words while others took them back to their hearts with renewed perspectives enriching their souls. The numerous conversations engaged in throughout the event reflected this sentiment and enhanced it a great deal.

Much of the proceeds gained by the sales of the book will go to benefit The Rutgers Graduate School South Africa Initiative (SAI) which is an interdisciplinary program facilitating international contacts among United States and South African educators and committed to educating students for responsible global citizenship deepening their learning and improve the quality of the world community. SAI envisions educators as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy and works with business and educational institutions to further cross-national considerations of educational issues.

Please Contact Dr. Darren Clarke at 732-932-7496 ext. 8106 for more information about The Rutgers Graduate School South Africa Initiative (SAI). For more information regarding The Tapestry Corner* and all it offers, please Contact them at 570-426-1584. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society Literary Works Gallery.

The websites and email addresses of those mentioned in the article are The Tapestry Corner* at, Juanita Kirton* at, and The Rutgers Graduate School South Africa Initiative (SAI) at

(*) denotes members of The Forwardian Arts Society in good standing and are considered Our Good Friends.

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