Happy World Voice Day!

April 12, 2017, 8:07 pm

WELCOME TO VASTA'S #MYVOICECAN Blog!

Throughout the year we will be featuring how people can and are using their voices around the world. Since part of VASTA's mission is to advance the visibility of the voice, we want to know what voices can do around the world. How are voices being used to impact different communities around the globe?  

 

For our very first feature, we would like to introduce the incredible,

Andrea Scarpino of St Louis, Missouri.

 

Andrea Scarpino is the author of the poetry collections Once Upon Wing Lake (Four Chambers Press, 2017), What the Willow Said as it Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016) and Once, Then (Red Hen Press, 2014). She received a PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and an MFA from The Ohio State University. She served as Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula 2015-2017 and is a longtime activist.



#MyVoiceCan

April 7, 2017, 12:25 pm

Welcome to the #MyVoiceCan blog by VASTA! 
 
VASTA's Interdisciplinary Committee has been hard at work putting together the #MyVoiceCan campaign we're launching on 4/16/2017, World Voice Day!
 
Since part of VASTA's mission is to advance the visibility of the voice, we want to know what voices can do around the world. How are voices being used to impact different communities around the globe? 
 
Do you have someone in mind you'd like to recommend to be featured on the blog? If so, please email blog@vasta.org with the following information:
 
1. Person's name and email address
2. Brief introduction to this person and why you're recommending them.
 
The person being recommended will be emailed the following questions to answer:

BIO
What can your voice do?
What is your area or field that you’re using your voice in and how did you get into it?
Did you have a moment when you realized that you could use your voice to make a difference in that field?
What keeps you up at night?
What gives you hope?
By knowing what your voice can do in this field, what’s the impact you hope to have?
Any words to encourage others to use their voice in this world?

We will let both you and the person recommended know when they will be featured on the blog.