Tag: poetry

April 9, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Teens talk poetry! Let's discuss what you think about contemporary poetry and hear from poets working today. Special guest Bianca Mikahn is a local spoken word artist, hip hop musician and activist. Hear from her about why poetry is so important and ideas for becoming a part of the local poetry community. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Questions? Email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org.

Space is limited; registration required. This virtual event will be held online via Zoom.  A link to this virtual event will be sent via email prior to the event. Be sure to check your spam folder for any missing emails.

Event Type: 
Writing
March 6, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join the Colorado Symphony Education Department and spoken word artist Frankie Le’Troy for a two-part online workshop that will provide participants with an opportunity to explore their own voice through spoken word. Under the guidance of a professional artist, work toward creating your own individual piece. Participants are encouraged to write and share their pieces with Frankie or other workshop attendees. As a part of this year’s Lift Every Voice Virtual Youth Concert presented by the Colorado Symphony, workshop participants will engage in materials and concert performances to inspire and help lift their own voices. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link will be emailed to registered attendees in advance. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit our online calendar to register. Registering for this event will enroll you in both workshops. Contact Mandi with questions: mmiller@anythinklibraries.org

Workshop Part 1: Saturday March 6th, 2021 5-6pm

Workshop Part 2: Saturday March 13th, 2021 5-6pm

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult
March 26, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

What exactly is performance poetry and how can I get involved?  Join Colorado poet laureate Bobby LeFebre to talk about the contemporary poetry movement and how you can be a part of it! Read, recite, listen and discover how amazing the poetry community can be. Appropriate for ages 12-18. 

Space is limited; registration required. This virtual event will be held online via Zoom.  A link to this virtual event will be sent via email prior to the event.  For questions, email mdewolff@anythinklibraries.org 

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
December 1, 2020 - 9:00 am to December 31, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Put pen to page and write your world. Art from Ashes, a Denver-based writer’s group, has created writer kits for teens that are full of supplies, ideas and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Pick up your kit at Anythink Wright Farms, and have your voice heard.

Art from Ashes is also hosting weekly virtual writing and poetry meetups for teens. These meetups take place every Wednesday at 4pm. Email wfteens@anythinklibraries.org for information on how to join.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen, Tween
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November 20, 2020 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore your creativity during this spoken word virtual workshop with Art from Ashes (AfA). The words we choose to define ourselves and our reality can dictate how we think, what we do — even our experiences and circumstances. Discover how powerful your words can be through a series of interactive writing prompts and a special guest artist performance. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. This program will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link will be sent via email in advance of the program. 

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Teen
October 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us at a safe distance for an evening of poetry, reflection, and – let’s not forget – fun. Write a poem before we meet—no poetry experience necessary –on the theme of “The Year Was 2020...”. Then join together online to share your poem aloud with our small group, and reflect together on the trials and surprising redemptions that have characterized this year. Bring a beverage to enjoy during this happy hour, or just bring yourself. Appropriate for adults.

The Pandemic Poetry Happy Hour will be held online using GoToMeeting. A link to the event will be emailed in advance of the program. Online registration required.

Event Type: 
Writing
Age: 
Adult
August 15, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Poetry is all around you, if you know where to look. Come cultivate the accident of artistry with a variety of techniques and exercises designed to get your creative muscles working. Appropriate for beginners. 

Event Type: 
Class
Age: 
Adult

Before printed material became mass produced, information, stories and poems were passed through memorization and recitation from person-to-person. While I am lucky enough to have polished my memorization skills through years of theatre and voice, I am also someone who struggles remembering the five things I need to pick up at the grocery store. Memorization of anything is so rarely required in our day-to-day lives anymore beyond a one-time school assignment or large scale presentations.

On January 15, 2018, Ursula Le Guin finished editing her latest collection of poetry and sent off the revised manuscript. On January 22, 2018, she died. In October of the same year, this work was published as So Far, So Good: Final Poems, 2014-2018. Ultimately, this volume is a farewell – and a wonderful collection of poetry.

Yes, the Anythink blog is quite fond of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning poet Mary Oliver who passed away in January of this year. During last year’s Poetry Picks, Maria shared the graceful piece ‘The Wren from Carolina’ and Laura spoke to the level of awareness Oliver provides the reader in ‘Wild Geese’.

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