MEET THE AUTHOR & ARTIST

Each First Friday of each month Page After Page participates in

the Downtown Art Walk, by hosting artists and authors!

APRIL

Author - KAREN YANKOSKY

Good Luck with That Thing You're Doing: One Woman's Adventures in Dating, Plumbing and Other Full Contact Sports

This collection of nonfiction humor essays

takes you on a scenic drive through the life of a forty-something

reinventing herself after a marriage even Hollywood

would call "brief." 

Adventures in dating, plumbing, and other full-contact sports abound!

 

Artist - LIZA FRANCO

Elizabeth City's Own Liza Franco will be displaying and selling her fabulous drawings!

come enjoy a wonderful night on the town!

As always Free Refreshments!

Event date: 
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Water Street
Elizabeth, NC 27909

ANNUAL POETRY BASH

 JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL

POETRY BASH AT VERSE & VIBES!

    Come share your love of poetry by listening and/or reading your favorite poem with us!   We have a list of readers growing and would love to add you to it!

Here's some ways to celebrate your love of poetry all month long!  

(don't forget to join us for Poem in your Pocket Day April 30th!)

  1. Order a free National Poetry Month poster and display it at work or school.
  2. Sign up for Poem-a-Day and read a poem each morning.
  3. Deepen your daily experience by reading Edward Hirsch’s essay “How to Read a Poem.”
  4. Memorize a poem.
  5. Create an anthology of your favorite poems on Poets.org.
  6. Encourage a young person to participate in the Dear Poet project.
  7. Buy a book of poetry from your local bookstore.
  8. Review these concrete examples of how poetry matters in the United States today.
  9. Learn more about poets and poetry events in your state.
  10. Ask your governor or mayor for a proclamation in support of National Poetry Month.
  11. Attend a poetry reading at a local university, bookstore, cafe, or library.
  12. Read a poem at an open mic. It’s a great way to meet other writers in your area and find out about your local poetry writing community.
  13. Start a poetry reading group.
  14. Write an exquisite corpse poem with friends.
  15. Chalk a poem on the sidewalk.
  16. Write a letter to a poet thanking them for their work.
  17. Ask the United States Post Office to issue more stamps celebrating poets.
  18. Recreate a poet’s favorite food or drink by following his or her recipe.
  19. Read about different poetic forms.
  20. Read about poems titled “poem.”
  21. Read the first chapter of Muriel Rukeyer’s inspiring book, The Life of Poetry.
  22. Subscribe to American Poets magazine or a small press poetry journal.
  23. Watch Rachel Eliza Griffiths' latest Poets on Poetry video.
  24. Watch or read Carolyn Forche’s talk “Not Persuasion, But Transport: The Poetry of Witness.”
  25. Read or listen to Mark Doty’s talk “Tide of Voices: Why Poetry Matters Now.”
  26. Read Allen Ginsberg’s classic essay about Walt Whitman‘s “Leaves of Grass.”
  27. Watch a poetry movie.
  28. Sign up for a poetry class or workshop.
  29. Get ready for Mother’s Day by making a card featuring a line of poetry.
  30. Celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30, 2015. The idea is simple: select a poem you love, carry it with you, then share it with coworkers, family, and friends

Event date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
111 South Water Street
Elizabeth, NC 27909
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