Libraries to host events for National Poetry Month

Apr 7, 2013 From staff reports

Several Fremont County libraries and schools celebrate National Poetry Month with events the week of April 15 to April 19, which is National Library Week.

Wyoming Poet Laureate Patricia Frolander of Sundance is the guest for "One County, Many Voices," which includes poetry activities that are free and open to the public.

Frolander -- whose latest book, "Married into It," won several awards including the National Cowboy and Western Heritage "Wrangler Award" -- participates in many of the events, including poetry revision workshops for students at both Riverton and Shoshoni high schools.

The Shoshoni Public Library hosts an Open House all week. Poetry books will be on display at the recently re-opened facility, which is available to patrons from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On April 16, the Riverton Branch Library hosts a "Poem in Your Pocket" poetry reading beginning at 7 p.m. Frolander opens this event and participants are invited to read some of their original work, a favorite poem by another author, or tear out a poem from the library's "rip and read" book.

The Fremont County Library in Lander is hosting a Poetry Open Mic night at 5:30 p.m. April 17.

The Central Wyoming College Library also hosts a poetry reading from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Little Theatre, which is located in the CWC Student Center.

CWC Assistant Librarian Jeff Stinson is inviting students, staff and community members to read their own poetry or recite favorite poems. Stinson invites poets or poetry admirers to contact him so that he can schedule the readings. He is also providing an "open mic" time for those who may want to join in unscheduled. Refreshments will be served.

For more information or to be scheduled for the reading, contact Stinson at or 855-2232.

Fort Washakie High School also plans on having an open mic poetry night later this month. For more information on that event, call 332-3592.

"One County, Many Voices" is sponsored by the CWC Diversity Committee and Wyoming Writers, Inc.

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