poetry

New Arrivals for National Poetry Month 2014

Nat'lPoMo Poster 2014It is perhaps no accident that National Poetry Month always begins on April Fools’ Day. Poetry is a foolish thing. It, more than prose in all its various forms, assumes it can draw a bead on, and ultimately make some kind of meaning (no matter how fleeting) from the messy and provisional stuff that is life in the 21st century. It is foolish because for nearly everyone but poets themselves, it has become an object of derision, and worse—indifference.

Yet, the world continues to spawn poets. Why? Because, I think, human beings, when you look at them in their best possible light, are fundamentally seekers. W...

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Blackout Poetry

 

Tuesday, April 1st @ 4:30pm teens and tweens ages 12-18, or in grades 6-12, are welcome to join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month with a Blackout or Found Poetry program.  Blackout or Found Poetry uses discard book pages, newspapers, or magazine articles to create poems.  All materials will be provided by FOLK; supplies are limited.  For more information, please contact Leanne, YA Librarian, by phone, 281-360-6804 or email by clicking here.
 

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Altered Books Contest Starts April 1st

Altered BooksKingwood Branch Library is happy to announce its 2nd Annual Altered Books Contest beginning April 1st through June 30th. Altered books are books that are modified or altered by any number of means to make an artistic statement. The contest is open to all ages; participants can enter into one of three categories. To participate in the contest, simply pick up a book (or supply your own) and contest form from the 2nd Floor Reference Desk.

Wait--there's more! We are also offering workshops in conjunction with our contest. Workshops are not mandatory for contest participation and are open to anyone even if they're not participating in the contest.

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The Words We Tell:Poetry Workshop

Autumn has been a symbol for some not-so-happy feelings and ideas in the world of poetry for quite some time. But this doesn’t have to be so! We’re in Texas after all, and autumn means this heat is subsiding!  Give this autumn a positive association: make it a productive season for your poetry!
Israel, our Circulation Assistant would like to help! Israel has his Degree in English-Creative writing from the University of Houston where his focus was poetry. He is putting together a monthly poetry workshop for adults starting September 11,2013 so that he can share some of his knowledge. Participants will share their poems and receive constructive criticism so as to improve not only their work, but their skills as poets and writers.
So come to Northwest Library and sign up! Share your poetry, listen to the work of your friend’s and neighbors, and have a good time!...

Poetry Coffeehouse

National Poetry Month April 2013Did you know?  April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate we are turning the library meeting room into a coffeehouse for an evening.  Come read and/or listen to favorite poems, old and new, next Monday, April 15, 6:00 pm, and enjoy pastries and a cup of coffee or a cool glass of lemonade.  If you write poetry, please bring something of your own to share!  This program is for all ages.

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