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Poetry Day at the Fargo Public Library
April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fargo Library to host Poetry Day Saturday, April 6
April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, the Fargo Public Library is hosting two poetry-related events Saturday, April 6, at the downtown Main Library.
North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode will read selections of his work and hold a Q&A session starting at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Main Library. An accomplished poet and novelist, the North Dakota native has won many accolades over the years and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Woiwode has held the position of ND Poet Laureate since 1995 and currently teaches at the University of Jamestown.
A Favorite Poem Reading session starts at 3 p.m. at the Main Library. Inspired by U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project, the event is an opportunity for the community to get together and celebrate the importance of poetry by reading a favorite poem out loud, as they are meant to be. Woiwode will also be reading a favorite poem or two at this event. For those who would like to share a favorite poem with the community or for more information, contact Andy at 701.476.4040. Poetry reading spots are limited.
Both events on Saturday are free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. The events are made possible with the support and assistance of the ND Council on the Arts.
Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children younger than age 10. For a list of upcoming events or for more information, visit www.fargolibrary.org.