Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poetry GSO 2010!

Celebrate your love of poetry with Poetry GSO 2010! Here are great young adult events planned for Greensboro in April:

Poetry Jazz and Java - Hear live music and some of the best poets in the area. Starbucks in Quaker Village • April 1 at 7 pm.
An Explosion Of Words II - This event is for young poets, musicians and singers 13-17 years old, their families and friends. DJ T-Nice will provide the music. Snacks and drinks will be provided. April 10 at 3 pm • Hemphill Branch Library Local Voices - Sunday April 11 from 3 - 5 pm • Vance Chavis Library

Teen Poetry Workshop with Glenis Redmond - Learn to use brainstorming, imagery, and layering in writing powerful poems. Bring poems you are working on. April 12 at 4 pm • Central Library Poetry Reading with Glenis Redmond - April 12 at 7 pm • Central Library
Spoken Word & Art - Bring your best poem, share with others and participate in a project where we create art from found objects. Bring canned food to share with Second Harvest Food Bank. April 14 at 6:30 pm • Hemphill Library

One Purpose, One Voice: Poetry With A Purpose - See how poetry can re-shape your community; a gathering of more than 40 poets. Saturday April 17 at 7 pm • Greensboro Historical Museum

Poetry Reading with Marilyn Nelson - The entire family will enjoy this award winning poet. Music by Triad Youth Jazz Society. April 18 at 3 pm • Greensboro Historical Museum

Monday Night Poetry - Join us for Open Mic night. April 19 at 7 pm • Central Library

International Poetry Night: A Multilingual Celebration of Poetry - Hear or share a favorite poem. Previous years included poems in English, French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese, German and more! April 20 from 7:45 - 8:45 pm • Glenwood Library

Open Mic: Spoken Word - Sign up for Open Mic at 7:30 pm; program starts at 8 pm. April 24 • Tate Street Coffee House
Poetry Reading With Julia Ebel & High School Poets Laureate - Hear some of our best teen poets. April 25 at 2:30 pm • Central Library Monday Night Poetry

Open Mic night - April 26 at 7 pm • Central Library

The Sweethearts of Rhythm - Enjoy selected poetry readings from Marilyn Nelson’s book about the famous female integrated swing band that toured the U.S., breaking attendance records, from 1937 to 1946. After the reading there will be a screening of the documentary about the band. April 27 at 7 pm • Central Library

Rumi Poetry Reading - Hear the spiritual poems of the ancient mystic Rumi. April 26 at 7:30 pm • Central Library

National Poem in Your Pocket Day - Stop by any library to get a free poem for your pocket to share with friends, family and co-workers. April 30

Poetry Jazz & Java - Local poets and live music. April 29 at 7 pm • Catitude Cafe, 718 W. Market St.

Reading & Reception with Jimmy Santiago Baca - From prison to National Book Award nominee, Jimmy Baca has led an interesting life to say the least. April 30 from 5 to 6 pm • Central Library

Día de los Ninos/Día de los Libros - Featured poet Jimmy Santiago Baca will offer a reading with plenty of entertainment for the entire family. Games, food, music, crafts and more! May 1 from 1 to 6 pm • Center City Park, Downtown Greensboro

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Triad Teen Poetry Meetup!

Do you like writing and listening to poetry? Then the Triad Teen Poetry Meetup wants YOU! Young adults ages 13-17 who love the written or spoken word are encouraged to join this new local organization devoted just to poetry! Regular meetups will be scheduled throughout the area, so you can meet and share your poetry with other local teens. And as a member you can use TTPM's new online forum to track other local poets and share your own poetry!

Visit the Triad Teen Poetry Meetup's website to join today. Minors will need parental permission to join. Only the adults who organize the meetups or who serve as writing mentors can participate. Sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library.

"In its nature poetry is pure and simple" - - Keith C. Douglas