Writing Poetry with the Alexandria Poet Laureate!

    Date(s) - 05/14/2018 - 05/17/2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Durant Arts Center

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    Whether you call yourself a poet or an artist or a human, you can write poetry!! Wendi R. Kaplan, Poet Laureate, City of Alexandria invites you to join her for 3 Mondays in May where poetry can be read and written.  If you wish to participate, please RSVP at poet@alexandriava.gov.

    May 7, 2018

    Come join the Alexandria Poet Laureate in writing poems about mothers and other caretakers.

    “Being loved deeply by someone gives you strength,

    while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”



    May 14, 2018

    Writing poetry about building bridges! What are the bridges in your life that you notice: bridges in need of repair, bridges that allow you access, bridges that you wish for, bridges that you dream about?

    “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness,

     which unites your body to your thoughts.”

    -Thich Nhat Hanh


    May 21, 2018

    The Alexandria Poet Laureate will facilitate writing poetry about diversity. Come join us and address the issues of race, culture, sexual orientation, and other topics of diversity through poetry. Let us celebrate the richness and importance of diversity.

    It is not our differences that divide us.

    It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.”

    -Audre Lorde

    The Poet Laureate and literary programs are part of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.  For additional information, please contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565 or cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov, or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Arts.

    The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov, or call 703.746.5565 Virginia Relay 711.


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