The Poartry Project

building loving worlds through loving words + art

What is Poartry?

“Poartry” is a sacred space of seeing and voicing the art in all things. It is the nurturing and sharing of the art and culture of building loving worlds through loving words and art. 

The Poartry Project is the bringing together of poetry, art and adventure for a space to experience inner and outer nature and share in free creative expression through play, organic exploration and gathering.

The Poartry Project was created by JC Wayne – poet, writer, visual artist, “cartographer of the unseen”, certified Creative Aging teaching artist, and agent of beauty, perception, insight and discovery – to light a path of good in the world. We do this to foster, evoke and celebrate the potential in all lives; cultivate the power of interpretation; nurture courteous communication as civil world citizens; and build bridges of understanding, wonder and discovery of the magic of our great adventure together across the universe.


Inclusive Public Community Programs + Initiatives:

Voicing Art Poetry Reading Series
Plein Air Poetry of Nature Walks
Weekly Open Studio Fridays

Golden Threads of Good Book Club
Voicing Heart for Loving Communities

Free Little Poetry

Customized Programs for:

Summer Camps, After School + Homeschool
Libraries + Community Centers
Creative Aging Programs
State Arts Councils
Arts Centers + Museums

Botanical Gardens, Arboretums + Parks
Healing + Wellness Programs + Retreats
Art, Writing + Women’s Retreats + Groups
Cities + Neighborhoods
Authors + Storytellers

What’s Happening?


Golden Threads of Good Books Club
Friday, June 24th
8 – 9:30 pm US eastern time via Zoom

June 24
Golden Threads of Good Books Club: Book 1 of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (online)

July 7, 14, 21, 28
Online Open Studio Thursdays


The heart of The Poartry Project is creating opportunities to share and experience stories in diverse voices through the power of poetry. The Poarty Project stands for the belief and experience that poetry is accessible to all, life is poetic, and there is a poet inside all of us that speaks not only through words.


The Poartry Project considers art to be poems in visual form. As an artist, I create both current and futuristic art that connects the dots of what unites us all and points the way to our shared noble destiny as stewards of a harmonized world.


Is your idea of heaven a library? Me, too! The Poartry Project loves books to the very core of its being, and I believe in the power of books and stories – in whatever form they take – to shape who we are and build loving worlds. I write and publish books. I illustrate books. I help other lives conceive and birth their books and stories into being as their Book Doula. And I share insights on the special books and stories I really love and why they’re significant.

Workshops + Mentoring

The Poartry Project loves helping people of all ages and experiences bring their voices to life through workshops, mentoring and inclusive, welcoming experiential learning adventures that make creative expression accessible, fun and a source of wellbeing. I believe that creating opportunities for the creative explorer spirit to come out and play is a key to happy humans, united humanity and a harmonized world.

Book Doula: Book + Story Birthing

As a “Book Doula”, I help others bring their stories to life. I lovingly and respectfully steward your stories from conception through birth into life as a book and other story forms with my unusually insightful energy-based forms of perception and understanding that get at the essence and “soul” of your story. I believe that helping lives share their voices is one of the greatest services there is.


Where you can keep up to date with scheduled and special pop-up events and happenings throughout the year.

Appearances + Press

As a storyteller, I thrive with the energy of others and seeing The Poartry Project’s mission of building loving worlds through loving words spread. Experience my story-sharing and The Poartry Project’s work through my TV, print and live presentation appearances.

Book for Sale

My debut book
Voicing Art: Poetry of Space | Place | Time
is now available!

Poetry inspired by works of art, the art of nature and the exploration of beauty, perception and insight through the cartography of the unseen.


Building a Loving World


Thanks for your continued support and love for King Street Center.

You are magical and have a huge heart!

- Gabe Tufo Strouse

Community Outreach Director

Support This Work

Help The Poartry Project and founding poet-artist, JC Wayne, fulfill our mission of “building loving worlds through loving words and art” through expanding our donated workshops, mentoring, outdoor poetry adventures, fundbuilding benefits and books to communities and for-good organizations such as museums, arts centers, libraries, schools and youth programs.

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