save the date!
the 2019 evening of inspired leaders will be held monday, march 25 at the huntington theatre.
Check back for updates and list of speakers!
Evening of Inspired Leaders brings together exceptional leaders from diverse fields to read a favorite poem and reflect on its connection to their life and work. Our fourth Evening of Inspired Leaders kicked off Mass Poetry's 10th anniversary year.
Evening of Inspired Leaders, inspired by our friends at Favorite Poem Project, is more than an energizing program. It is also Mass Poetry's biggest fundraiser, allowing us to produce our dynamic roster of free and low-cost year-round programs that broaden the audience for poetry and support poets and poetry in Massachusetts. Proceeds make it possible for schools to bring hundreds of students to Student Day of Poetry Festivals for less than $100 per school (for which we also offer fee waivers for schools that can't afford to pay), to put free poems on busses, subways, and sidewalks, to keep the ticket price for the Mass Poetry Festival as low as we possibly can, and to pay poets for their work.
Photo gallery of our 2017 Evening of Inspired Leaders
Photo gallery of our 2015 Evening of Inspired Leaders