We had a great time with April Halprin Wayland at the Poetry Workshop yesterday! We did exercises, we wrote poems, we shared (a few--everybody was SHY!), and we librarians are hoping this gives those who attended both inspiration to keep writing and courage to present some poems at our upcoming OPEN MIC NIGHT and POETRY SLAM on July 24! It's not too far away--everybody be thinking what entertaining thing you want to do!
Thanks to April, who gave everyone who attended an autographed copy of her book, Girl Coming In for a Landing, and her CD, It's Not My Turn to Look for Grandma. What a nice surprise!
Here's a photo of some of us, writing poetry together: