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Poetry with James Tokley

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Witt Community Room A & B
Join us for a multimedia presentation of memorable poetry with Tampa's Poet Laureate James Tokley in celebration of National Poetry Month.  #NPM #readlocal

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library
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Make Your Own Journal!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Lutz
Community Room
Celebrate National Library Week!
Create and decorate your own journal to record your life, dreams, stories, and poetry. 
Stop by anytime between 3:30 - 5 p.m. 
#NPM #NLW2017
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Teen Book Spine Poetry

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
New Tampa
Jeri Zelinski Community Room A & B
Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating poetry using book spines and meet our Teen Advisory Board members.  For teens.  #NPM
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Teen Spoken Word - Performances by the Heard 'Em Say Youth Arts Collective

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SouthShore
Community Room 1 & 2

Join us for an afternoon of powerful spoken word performances from both adult and teen artists!  This presentation is designed to challenge our cultural norms, create opportunities for dialogue and build bridges in our society.  Featuring artists from the Heard 'Em Say Youth Arts Collective. 


Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.


#NPM 

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Creative Writing: The Craft of Poetry

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Jan Kaminis Platt
Multi-Purpose Room
Explore the musicality of language, the power of line breaks, and learn other techniques to write poetry that shines. Look at examples from wonderful local and contemporary poets, including Jay Hopler and Frank X. Gaspar. #NPM

Funded by the Friends of the Jan Platt Library
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Poetry Time For Children!

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Temple Terrace Public Library
Meeting room

Celebrate poetry month during this poetry read aloud. For children ages 5 to 12.

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Talk With a Hip-Hop Artist

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
SouthShore
Community Room 1 & 2
Tampa Bay-based Rapper/Poet, Jon Ditty, discusses his writing process & experience with making music. Ditty will cover the various facets of creating and marketing one’s own music, speaking to the accessibility of resources with which to do so. The lecture will be followed by a brief, supplementary performance, as well as the opportunity for audience questions.

Registration is Required. 

Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.

#NPM 
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