Art of Peace - Tyler is an East Texas celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, marked around the world each year on September 21. Cofounded and co-directed by Anne McCrady, Art of Peace - Tyler offers arts-based events throughout the week of Day of Peace, including visual art, live music, children's activities, faith-based gatherings, community and college programs, a peace meal, a peace pole installation and a living peace sign. Passionate about the connection between poetry and peace, Anne is the contributing editor of a chapbook collection of peace poems that InSpiritry publishes each September.
Over the past six years, poets from all parts of Texas, across the U.S. and around the world have submitted their work to the Art of Peace anthologies, with outstanding writing related to the annual Art of Peace Tyler themes. Anthology titles have included PeaceWords, Hunger for Peace, Intertwined and Paths to Peace - Journey to Wholeness.
Each year, a reading of the Art of Peace - Tyler poetry anthology is part of the week's activities surrounding the United Nations International Day of Peace in September.
2016 Art of Peace - Tyler anthology poets