Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Poetry Is in the Air!

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We may still be recovering from snow and ice, but that hasn't stopped Poetry from springing up in all sorts of places around here! Hope to see you at some of these upcoming events:

PHENOMENAL WOMAN -- celebrate Black History Month with poems by black female authors! DISCO, Thursday, February 20, 6:00-7:30 pm. I will be reading Lucille Clifton's "Homage to My Hips."

ALABAMA STATE POETRY SOCIETY -- 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 1, Madison County Library. Jennifer Horne will be talking about book-making!

 SAKURA FESTIVAL - a number of events, including these poetry-specific ones:

Bards, Brews, & Haiku, Friday, March 7, 6:30- 9:00 pm, Birmingham Central Library, Fiction Department. Featuring haiku readings and sake tasting in addition to the usual performance poetry and beer sampling. Japanese crafts for sale to raise funds for Miss Iwate, the Japanese friendship doll who has called BPL home since 1928. Miss Iwate is in need of some restoration work which will be done by master dollmakers in Japan. 

Haiku Workshop, Saturday, March 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Birmingham Central Library, Storycastle. Led by Terri French, the Southeast Chapter Coordinator for the of the Haiku Society of America (HSA). Registration required; call 205-226-3670.

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