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Sheryl Oring: I Wish to Say

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of National Poetry Month, the Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts Sheryl Oring’s I Wish to Say in the New Project Studio.

I Wish to Say grew out of Sheryl Oring‘s concern that not enough voices were being heard about the state-of-affairs in this country and her belief in the value of free expression that is guaranteed under our Constitution.

For this project, Oring sets up a portable public office – complete with a manual typewriter – and invites people to write postcards to the President.

This ongoing project began in 2004. To date, more than 3,200 postcards have been sent to the White House as part of this project.

A complete archive of the project is hosted by the UNCG Library.



I Wish to Say: 2016 from Sheryl Oring on Vimeo.


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