April 29: Join Slam Master Geof Hewitt at the Center for Arts and Learning for an evening of poetry performed by participants age 8 and above, including adults. This is a traditional slam with original writing only and a 3-minute time limit. Participants should be prepared with two pieces of writing. Look forward to a spirited, fun competition!
5 pm | River Rock School, North Group classroom, Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre Street
April 29: Come join Sarah Van Arsdale as she reads her narrative poem about the Vermont catamount. This reading is perfect for children 8 and older and adults. You’ll enjoy her watercolor illustrations.
The Catamount was recently published by Nomadic Press; copies will be available for sale and signing.
10:30 am | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
Hunger Mountain Coop‘s annual Earth Day Celebration on April 22 (at 623 Stone Cutters Way) will feature two PoemCity events this year — one for kids to drop in all day, and one for grownups to enjoy in the evening! … Continue reading →
April 18: Read Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson and come discuss the book with librarian Nicole Westbom. This beautiful memoir of the author’s childhood is written in verse. It tells the story of a young person finding her voice, while examining the strength of family bonds.
The library has many copies of this Vermont Reads book for you to check out. Vermont Reads is a Vermont Humanities Council program.
On April 16 at 3 pm, there’s another round of collage poetry for young artists! Join us in the Children’s Library to create poems out of cards from the library’s old card catalog. Poems and artwork will be displayed in the Children’s Library and can be read aloud at Popcorn & Poetry on April 28.
On April 7, from 3 to 5 pm in the Children’s Library at Kellogg-Hubbard, children’s librarian Nicole Westbom will help young visitors in the Children’s Library to create poems out of cards from the library’s old card catalog.
Poems and artwork will be displayed in the Children’s Library and can be read aloud at Popcorn & Poetry, open to kids at the Library on April 28.
Can’t come on the 7th? There will be another session of Card Catalog Poetry & Collage on the 16th!