The Poet Is In

A Fund Raiser for our Book Angels Program
Event date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

In April 0f 2014 in NYC’s Grand Central Station, New York State’s Poet Laureate Marie Howe, Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, and Bowery Poetry Café’s founder Rob Holman all conspired to sit in a booth modeled on The Doctor Is In, the one Lucy dispensed advice from in the Peanuts comic strip. They spontaneously wrote poems for anyone requesting one: in the moment, from their hearts and keyboards, a poetry writing improv with human prompts. The first hours of this were so successful as the lines grew with people wanting their own poem that more poets had to be called in and more booths erected!

On Saturday December 9th, members of the Gossamer Stone Poets Group are bringing the joyful tradition of "The Poet Is In" to our community. If you would like a poem written just for you or as a gift for someone special, all you have to do is present yourself at The Poet Is In booth, and one of the poets will write it, “write” then and there, in that inspired moment!  The 5¢ Lucy jar will be out for Free Will donations which will benefit Northshire Bookstore’s Book Angels Program, getting new books to children who mightn’t otherwise receive them at Christmas.

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Northshire Manchester Store

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