Linton library to host Poetry Cafe

Friday, September 17, 2010

No matter if you're a published writer or an in-the-closet poet, the Linton Public Library has something in store for you as well as anyone who enjoys poetry.

The local library will host a Poetry Café complete with coffee, tea and treats at 6 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Angie Stuckey, adult services librarian, provided details on the program.

"People with a love of poetry would enjoy this program. They can come and share their work, converse with other poets, get new ideas, learn something new and just have a good time," she said.

The library program is the first of its kind for adults and is open to all who have an interest in poetry, Stuckey noted.

"People can bring their own poetry or poetry by someone else to share or just come and listen."

Don't worry if you're too shy to get up and read it yourself.

"You do not have to share what you bring, you can ask someone else to read your poetry for you, there will be several staff members on hand to read their own poetry," Stuckey explained. "They would be glad to read someone's poetry if they do not want to read it."

The program is a way to promote a love of literacy through the arts.

"We (library staff) are mostly just trying to focus more on artistic programs this fall and trying to figure out what our community wants and needs," Stuckey explained.

She also encouraged locals to attend.

"I think this would be a great way for locals to get to know what their library is all about, get to know some of the staff and also meet other locals with similar interests," Stuckey added.

She hopes to have at least 10 people participate in the program.

Reserve your spot today by calling 847-7802.

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