National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives every April. – from poets.org
Poetry Activities at the Goffstown Public Library
- Take home a Blackout Poetry Kit – available on the second floor through April.
Blackout poetry is an easy way to flex your creative muscles by transforming the words on a random page of text into a poem of your own design. We’ll provide the materials, how-to guide, and inspiration–all you need is a black marker! Want to share your completed works? Return your poems to the library before the end of April to be part of a special display on the second floor.
- Strange Terrain: How Not To Get Poetry and Let It Get You Instead
Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30pm
Alice Fogel, former New Hampshire Poet Laureate, takes you through seven simple steps, and one hard one, toward understanding and appreciating more elements of poetry than you ever thought you could. In the end, you’ll see that you already knew them all along. This workshop is your quick, self-help program for “getting” poems. Fogel helps you develop your own confident relationship with poetry’s shapes, words, images, sounds, emotions, mysteries, and more. This event is made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities.
- Take an Online Course. Visit Universal Class in the e-library for courses like “Poetry Writing 101”, and “Creative Writing for Beginners”.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words But Words Themselves Are Priceless. Explores the various ways that reading and writing can intersect with visual art and how one medium can inform the other with the Creativebug course For Words Inform Images: 31 Prompts Using Writing as Inspiration for Art.