Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Local Poets Celebrate Poetry Month @ Bernardsville Library:

In commemoration of National Poetry Month, April 2014, the Raritan Valley Federation of Municipal Libraries is publishing a National Poetry Month Celebration Anthology.  The booklet features the original works of local New Jersey poets from participating libraries— Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Dunellen, Middlesex, New Brunswick, and Raritan.  Poets who submitted their work to Bernardsville Library will read their poems to the public on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm in Bernardsville. The poetry-loving public is invited to attend and bring poems to read too. An open mic will follow the reading by poets in the anthology.

This year there was a suggested, though not required, theme for the poems submitted for the anthology: “Our Town,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of the play by Thornton Wilder. One pair of tickets to the play, which will be performed at the George Street Playhouse in late April through May, will be awarded to the poet whose poem best illustrates this theme.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested.  Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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