Did we mention that April is Poetry month?
We have lots in store for everyone – from teens and people who like to read poetry, to aspiring poets.
Interactive Poetry Month Display: Are you a poet? Do you love poetry? Submit your original or favorite (credited) poem to be included in the display. Poems will be accepted & displayed through the month. Submit your poem to the library in person or by email to email@example.com. Tape will be used to display poems, so please submit disposable copies of work only.
Poetry Workshop: Saturday April 13, 2013 11:00 AM – Local poet, Jennifer Militello will guide us through this creative and interactive workshop. New and experienced poets welcome! Please bring a pen & notebook.
Song & Poetry: Spring Poets: Barbara Allen to Blackbird, Tuesday April 23, 2013 6:30 PM – Join us and our guest from the NH Humanities Council, John Perrault, as he explores the reconnection of song and poetry. After the two were separated during the Renaissance, England’s Wordsworth and Coleridge engineered a reconciliation with the publication of Lyrical Ballads in 1798. John, accompanied by his guitar, will sing and recite a few of the early ballads, as well as a line of lyrics from Burns to Wordsworth, Keats to Frost, Dickinson to Dylan, and Mary Oliver to Lennon & McCartney. Registration is requested. This program is sponsored by a grant from the NH Humanities Council.
Online: Throughout the month, teens are invited to enter a “Bio Poem” (a poem that describes a person in 11 lines following a formula) or, a “Wordle Poem” (a combination of art and prose in different fonts, sizes, and colors in horizontal and vertical lines to emphasize your words.) Poems entered at the Goffstown Public Library Teen Facebook Page will be considered for a “most creative” prize.