In Honor Of John Sims, Love Language celebrates “The Square Root of Love.”

On February 13th, Irwin House Gallery will host an open-mic poetry event honoring John Sims and inspired by his annual Square Root of Lovehe event pairs poetry and the beverage of love – wine – in a space that has been transformed to celebrate Sims and his lifetime of cultural and artistic achievement.

The open mic feature will be led by BWardPoetry, an emmy award-winning poet, community organizer and artist whose passions are rooted in love, vulnerability and healing.

Guests and poets are invited to share their reflections on love, and celebrate and learn about John Sims Projects.

On his birthday, Sims’ life and work are being celebrated simultaneously at Antioch College in Ohio and in Sarasota, FL.