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KC Poetry on the Move

  • 01 Apr 2019
  • 30 Apr 2019
  • Various Locations

The KC Streetcar Authority, Our Daily Nada, Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library, and Read Poetry-Andrews McMeel Publishing are teaming up to host KC Poetry On The Move, a community-wide celebration of National Poetry Month in April 2019. 

A panel of judges is in the process of selecting winners from an open-submission poetry competition. Winning entries may have their poems printed and displayed in the KC Streetcars, at KC Streetcar stops, and other venues along the route during the month of April -- so keep your eyes peeled!

To celebrate this collaboration during National Poetry Month, the Young Friends will host a trio of events:

Poetry on the Move open mic and happy hour
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Our Daily Nada

This is an open mic night for poets of all ages to read their own work or to bring in your favorite poem to share. Our host for the evening is Jen Harris, a professional public speaker, spoken word poet, activist, published author, founder and former host of Kansas City Poetry Slam. RSVP here.

Poetry & Brunch
Sunday, April 7, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Our Daily Nada

Enjoy Our Daily Nada's brunch offerings while four of KC's best poets perform their work. We are joined by poets Hadara Bar-Nadav, Jenny Molberg, Erin Adair-Hodges, and Bridget Lowe. RSVP here.

Poetry Workshop 
Saturday, April 20, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Our Daily Nada

Grab a latte and join poet Barbara Varanka for a morning of wordplay. Read some juicy new poems for inspiration, dive into exercises to stretch your imagination, and hone your poetry skills. RSVP here.

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