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April 2004

What’s New · April is National Poetry Month

Throughout the month of April, local and regional poets will read from their work at the annual Poetry in the Garden series at the Main Library. The readings will take place in the Reading Garden (1st floor, South Building) every Wednesday in April.

Nancy Kangas and Obalaye Macharia
Wednesday, April 7
7:00 p.m.

Michelle Boisseau and Will Toedtman
Wednesday, April 14
7:00 p.m.

Tim Riordan and Richard Taylor
Wednesday, April 21
7:00 p.m.

Sarah Perrier and Mark Halliday
Wednesday, April 30
7:00 p.m.

Aspiring teen poets interested in participating in National Poetry Month also have a variety of programs to chose from throughout April.

Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Allen Feibelman English Adjunct Instructor at UC and Assistant Professor at Chatfield College.
Delhi Township Branch *
Saturday, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1
1:30 - 3:00
Attendance requested for all four sessions.

Poetry Slam and Workshop with Obalaye Macharia
Bond Hill Branch
Monday, April 19
7:00 p.m.

Richard Hague Live! Join the award-winning poet for a lively discussion of poetry and its role in contemporary society.
Hyde Park Branch
Monday, April 26
6:30 p.m.

Teen Poetry Café: Share your poetry and listen to others read their work.
Green Township Branch *
Wednesday, April 28
7:00 p.m.

We’ve also got some programs lined up for our younger poets:

Kids Write! Write and perform poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month with Sabina Barron.
Children’s Learning Center, Main Library *
Saturday, April 10
2:00 p.m. Ages 6 - 12

Put a Poem in Your Pocket and a Smile on Your Face: Make a pocket book for your favorite poem.
Cheviot Branch *
Thursday, April 15
4:00 p.m.
Ages 5 & up

Poetry & Pizza
Deer Park Branch
Saturday, April 17
2:00 p.m.
All ages

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Family Poetry Jamboree! Activities and music by folk artist Andrea Dale
Clifton Branch
Saturday, April 24
1:00 p.m.

*Tickets or preregistration required. Contact host agency for details.