word, revisited....KICKS OFF on March 9th!

Join us on March 9th, for the kick-off of the revamped spoken word and open mic program- word, revisited, featuring Michele Jones Galvin.

Michele Jones Galvin decided to use the early months of 2017 to move through a mental and spiritual period of reflection and renewal. Many of us make similar resolutions; however, Michele’s thirty plus year career in public service and community activism suggests that she will be on point and purposely pursue her path to accomplish her goal. 

As Michele ventures towards reinventing herself with a fresh view of intriguing possibilities in this new year, each of us has the potential to do the same. Michele shares, “I know public speaking will be a big part of that.”

Michele shares her thoughts about her creative non-fiction book, co-authored with her Mom, Joyce E. Jones. 

"The work is based on genealogical research and our family ties to Harriet Ross Tubman, Greatest Conductor of the Underground Railroad. The book chronicles the family saga from the survival of the Middle Passage, to slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland, to eventual freedom in Canada, and finally settling in Cayuga County. Told from the perspective of descendants, “Beyond the Underground, Aunt Harriet Tubman, Moses of Her People” portrays the life, times and accomplishments of America’s famed abolitionist. “Beyond…” is an intricate mix of memoir, family lore and historical reconstruction. The book culminates as it speaks to the pivotal role of race, color and discrimination in the lives of Tubman, her family, and her descendants."

The Cayuga Museum has partnered with Olive Trees and aaduna for this new community series exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms. Simply called “word, revisited,” this bi-monthly series will present a featured writer, poet, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression.

"word, revisited" will enable participants to listen to, and then react to what they heard, what they felt, what moved them via a Q&A period with the presenter. After a brief intermission, the stage will host an open mic period for further expressions of creativity. Sign up for this community “sharing” will occur at the door before the program starts and time limitations will be determined by the number of willing sharers. 
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Doors open at 5:30 for open mic sign-up, and the program begins at 6 PM. $3 Admission.

word, revisited will occur on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, March - June. Full schedule here: http://cayugamuseum.org/word-revisited/