#BetterNJ Twitter Chat: Get Psyched for the Dodge Poetry Festival

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Newark will be buzzing with poetry for four days when the Dodge Poetry Festival takes over nine venues in the Brick City October 20-23.

We’re jump-starting the Festival excitement with a Twitter chat on poetry with Festival insider tips featuring @DodgePoetryFest from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11.

This year marks the Festival’s 30th anniversary since its debut at New Jersey’s Waterloo Village. Called “Wordstock” by the New York Times, the Festival is a celebration of poetry that immerses participants in four days of readings, performances, and conversations.

The Dodge Poetry Festival features more than 60 poets plus performers that bring the joy of words to life. Of the many highlights, poets Claudia Rankine, Martín Espada, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Katha Pollitt will take part in a poetry discussion, “The Work to be Done: Poetry and Social Justice,”  moderated by Brian Lehrer, host of the “The Brian Lehrer Show.”

During the chat, meet fellow poetry lovers, share what poetry means to you, and get tips on how to make the most of the Festival.

All you have to do is follow the hashtag #betternj and #DPF16 and join the conversation.

#BetterNJ Twitter Chat – Poetry
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
2 – 3 PM

Why is the Dodge Foundation hosting a Twitter chat?

Simply, Twitter chats are about connecting and learning. It’s an easy way to hit pause in your work day from where ever you are and share ideas and best practices with peers from across the state.

Twitter chats are also a great way to make new connections and reach new audiences while trying out new tools.

All are welcome to join the chat. The more voices, the better the conversation!

Tips for Participating in a Twitter Chat:

  • Use Twitter to follow #betternj — or give this cool chatting tool a try: http://www.tchat.io/
  • Don’t be afraid to jump in!
  • Always use #betternj in your tweet
  • When the moderator asks the first question, it will begin with “Q1”. Respond by beginning your answer with “A1” and so on…
  • Chat with other participants by replying directing to them and RT if you’re digging their responses
  • Feel free to dip in and out of the chat
  • Be polite and positive
  • Follow up with people after the chat and keep the conversations going!

Set a reminder on your calendar to join us. We hope to see you on Twitter!


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