MICHAEL BETHELY – Poet
Bio: Michael Bethely is a poet/lyricist who loves to utilize his gifts to inspire those who need it, and also be a light to those who see it. He is the founder of Bethely Entertainment Group, a company working to empower the community, by using the community, to develop the community – by being a catalyst for inspiration, personal growth, self-help, community service, positive reinforcement, and hope. Fresh off the plane from his wedding, Michael hopes that he and his wife can inspire a change in Spokane that will consist of the greatest gift… Love.
Talk to us a bit about community, about yourself as an artist, and about PorchFest, please…
Big Trav told me about the opportunity and the concept behind it, and I LOVE IT! I think it’s an awesome way to get a community together, and am honored to be able to be a part of it.
I actually work at West Central Community Center as a recreation leader, so I’m over here pretty often.
Community is me and you… you and me… him and her… them… Us. And we build it by loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. Looking out for each other, being willing to give, embracing and understanding our differences and then taking those differences and highlighting how those individual differences can help us reach the same goal.
I wish it was automatic, but we do need catalysts. Those who will BE an example, and pave the way. Being the pebble that starts the ripple in the water. Kind of like Porchfest is doing. 🙂
Right now I’m doing all that I can to be involved without spreading myself too thin, and taking time away from my family. From being involved at my church, to helping out local non-profits with my talents and desires. But the biggest thing that I try to do is create a contagious atmosphere of Love.
I hope to be able to run my business full time one day – that will allow me to make an even bigger impact.
I hope to meet new people who like meeting new people. Share my life with them, and help PorchFest reach any goals or objectives that they may have.
Because if they haven’t been before, they can say they tried something new. And if they have been, they can say they’ve seen myself, or any of the other talented performers perform right on their (or someone else’s’) front porch.