A Project of the
Wick Poetry Center



Fostering creative discussion of
home, place, and belonging


Share Your Voice

Select a short prompt to add your reflection to a growing collection of stories and ideas from others.

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To see your own contribution and the voices of others, visit the link below.


Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, the Mapping Akron community arts project seeks to foster creative discussions of home, place, and belonging for residents of Akron, Ohio, through expressive writing and placemaking workshops.

Mapping Akron began with workshops at partner locations including the Akron Art Museum, Summit Artspace, the Summit County Juvenile Detention Facility, and Project Learn, and will continue in 2023 at schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the city.


Traveling Stanzas community arts projects bring poetry to people’s everyday lives through innovative methods and digital platforms.


Akron Art Museum
Leadership Akron
Our Lady of the Elms School
Coventry High School
Edgewood Village
Miller South
SCOPE Academy
Jennings Community Learning Center
Project Learn
Summit Artspace
Akron-Summit County Public Library
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