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Footage of our 2017 Evening of Inspired Leaders

Footage of our 2015 Evening of Inspired Leaders

Footage of our 2014 Evening of Inspired Leaders

Photo gallery of our 2017 Evening of Inspired Leaders

Photo gallery of our 2015 Evening of Inspired Leaders

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 kicks off Mass Poetry's 10th anniversary year and will lift your spirits, inspire, and delight you! Purchase your tickets below, and stay tuned for information on this year's participants. 

Evening of Inspired Leaders is more than an inspiring program. It is also Mass Poetry's biggest fundraiser, allowing us to produce our dynamic roster of year-round programs that broaden the audience for poetry and support poets and poetry in Massachusetts. Our work includes Poetry on the T, the annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Student Day of Poetry Festivals, Raining Poetry, and more. 

 
Tickets

SCHEDULE
VIP Pre-show Dinner Reception:
 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Program: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

LINE-UP
Host: 
Meghna Chakrabarti, host of WBUR's Radio Boston and Modern Love: The Podcast
Inspired Leaders:
Jonathan Bush
Jim Canales
Amanda Gorman
Maura Healey
Celeste Ng
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Rosemary Jordano Shore
Billy Shore
& more -- stay tuned!

HOST COMMITTEE IN FORMATION
Karen & Jim Ansara, Michael Ansara & Barney Arnold, Chet Atkins & Jessica Stern, Michael Brown, Heather & Brendan Coughlin, Alan Feldman, Amy & Norman Gorin, Hannah Larrabee, Gregg & Julia LeStage, Jenny & Tony McAuliffe, Don & Barbara McLagan, Nicco Mele, Glenn & Faith Parker, Richard Parker & Robin Wright Parker, Laura Perille, Steven Rothstein, Jim Stone & Cathy Douglas Stone, Wendy Swart Grossman & Evan Grossman, The Sunflower Foundation

SPONSORS
Favorite Poem Project, Federal Street Advisors, The Huntington Theatre Company, WBUR


BECOME A SPONSOR
Benefactor and Backer Tickets are available via the above PayPal link. For all others, please email laurin@masspoetry.org.

TORCHBEARER | $10,000
Twenty tickets; broadside signed by Robert Pinsky; special acknowledgement in program book; acknowledgement from the podium; acknowledgement on website; seat box or front row seats reserved by name; custom poetry salon or workshop for your business or friends to be held at an agreed-upon date in 2018

TRAILBLAZER | $5,000
Fifteen tickets; broadside signed by Robert Pinsky; special acknowledgement in program book; acknowledgement from the podium; acknowledgement on website; seat box or front row seats reserved by name

TRENDSETTER | $2,500
Twelve VIP tickets; special acknowledgement in program book; acknowledgement from the podium; seat box or front row seats reserved by name

INNOVATOR | $1,000
Four VIP tickets; special acknowledgement in program book; seats reserved by name

BACKER | $500
Two VIP tickets; special acknowledgement in program book; reserved seating block

BENEFACTOR | $300
One VIP ticket; special acknowledgement in program book; reserved seating block


Thank you! See you February 5!