Congratulations to Holly Roland. Selected by Attic Institute Associate Fellow Wendy Willis, Holly will reading at Portland's first Civic Saturday on July 8.
Holly Roland is a poet and creative arts therapist who believes in the transformative power of words. She has been published in The Norton Pocket Book of Writing by Students, received The Kratz Fellowship from Goucher College to write bilingual poetry in the Galapagos Islands, and previously served as the Volunteer Student Services Coordinator at The Attic Institute. She studied at Hollins University's MFA program in 2012, and her work is often narrative in nature, echoing Appalachian voices. Her new blogging project, Travel Tonic, aims to feature community-minded travel essays, stories, and of course, poems.
Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to church: a gathering of friends and strangers in a common place to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. But it’s not about church religion or synagogue or mosque religion. It’s about American civic duty—the creed of liberty, equality, and self-government that truly unites us. It is free and open to all.
"Civic Saturday exists so that together we can remember that no condition in our country was created yesterday, and no citizen of this country will live forever. Civic Saturday exists so that we can teach each other how not just to tell the truth about our history but also reckon with it." -Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University
Location: Taborspace lawn | 5441 SE Belmont St
Price: FREE! Please register in advance.
This is the first Civic Saturday in Portland. Civic Saturday is a project from Citizen University, in partnership with Oregon Humanities, Healthy Democracy, Kitchen Table Democracy, Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and the Attic Institute.