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By Megan Collins
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You don't have to be a poet, you just have to want to be heard.

Manual typewriters in selected locations throughout the Erie area. Accepting typed poems from anyone willing to put their thoughts about what Erie means to them. Poems will be published in "Know Yourself Erie." A book about Erie living by Erie residents.

Need manual typewriters, paper and fish bowls for completed poems.

Manual typewriters placed in various locations throughout the city for people to type a poem of their reflections of living in Erie. I hope to get some really strong feelings about poverty, unemployment, racism, sexism, LGBT issues, etc. and on the other side of the coin, the beauty of the seasons, the lake, the hills, the events, the Art culture, wineries, breweries, restaurants, etc. - the entire spectrum of life in Erie, PA.

Risks and challenges

The risks are that there may not be enough people willing to put their thoughts down on paper. People may be hesitant about using a manual typewriter.

If there are not enough participants, there may not be enough poems for publication.

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