The public is invited to The Harlow on Friday, April 12 at 6pm for a reading of Letters to the Earth, a collective response to the crisis of climate change. Readers will include members of The Harlow’s Bookey Readings poetry group and volunteers from the audience. All ages are welcome and participants are welcome to bring their own letters inspired by the project to read or be read.
“Letters To The Earth” is an international cultural response to the global climate and ecological emergency. It was spearheaded by the British group “Culture Declares Emergency” made up of members of the creative industries including actors, directors and playwrights. Letters To The Earth is the beginning of a wider campaign calling on culture to do its part to tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis and take necessary action. A recent open call for Letters to the Earth resulted in hundreds of letters from people of all ages from across the world and from all walks of life. According to organizers, “The letters have moved, humbled and inspired us by their number, their depth of feeling, and their call to action. They constitute the largest creative response to the climate crisis the world has yet seen.”
The Harlow is one of nearly 50 venues hosting a reading of Letters to the Earth on April 12 in England and across the world, from Zambia to Canada, from Latvia to Maine. For information on Letters to the Earth visit https://www.letterstotheearth.com/
For information about Culture Declares Emergency visit: https://sites.google.com/view/culturedeclaresemergency
The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-381