Annette Hope Billings will present “Places!”, a spoken word performance, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13th.  The performance will take place in Kirk Hall, located within the KC Public Library Central Library, 14 W 10th St., Kansas City, MO.

Places! will use poetry and prose presented in theatrical style to illustrate listening for, responding to, and acting on the cues for change present in our lives and communities. The performance will include original poetry and prose written about themes of anxiety, resistance, and hope in the world around us.  Each piece will demonstrate 1) upheaval as an opportunity to cue the best in ourselves and 2) uncertainty as a cue to hold fast to what is known for certain. Some of the pieces will be interactive to promote audience engagement. The goal is to demonstrate how we may begin to/continue to ready ourselves for the times life calls, “Places!”.


This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

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