Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2021

Join Shout! to Celebrate National Poetry Month in Union County

Suffragists march on Washington, 1913 (credit: Library of Congress).

Union County, NJ – The Union County Commissioner Board invites residents and visitors to enjoy a live performance of Shout! by Susanna Rich on Wednesday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom, in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Shout! is a collection of Rich’s original poetry, retelling the struggle of women’s suffrage and equality during key historical moments.

“We are proud to honor the women’s suffrage movement as we celebrate National Poetry Month,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Their fight for equal rights was the work of generations, and their story is still relevant today.”

Shout! is a free event. Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link, by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x3PdqD03RKCF0V0gGHuXDg​.

Susanna Rich is a Professor of English at Kean University specializing in historical poetry, with a focus on creating a dynamic experience for readers and audiences. Along with an Emmy nomination, Rich has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing and received numerous other honors for her poetry.

To learn more about Susanna Rich, visit susannarich.com.

This program is hosted by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State. 

The Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is a division of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information visit ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/ or call 908-558-2550.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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