Wednesday, March 09, 2011

An Evening of Poets & Poems

THURSDAY, APRIL7th 7:00 P.M. Patrons from all over the greater San Gabriel Valley will read their original works at a special presentation celebrating Poetry Month at Crowell Public Library, Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. In that vein, Crowell Library takes this opportunity to promote public support of the literary arts while broadening the recognition of local poets and their work. Come listen to the inspired works of published poets and amateurs alike and let your imagination be swept up in the auditory imagery of it all. If you’ve never been to a live poetry reading, this is your chance to experience it in your own neighborhood, with your neighbors next to you and at the podium. Be prepared to be surprised or emotionally challenged or to laugh in fits. "For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences." —Rainer Maria Rilke Java will be served with light refreshments. Berets and bongos are optional. A poem a day will not keep the budget deficit away, but reading one is always a good investment. The more the merrier! Share this event on Facebook & Twitter. 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108-2595 ● Phone: (626) 300-0777