A gathering of people who are drawn to peaceful coexistence and the realization that knowledge is more valuable than money. A place where the best reads, the best company, and the best coffee complete the picture. A place where the reader and book meet and a journey begins.
Submit your best short poem for a chance to have it made into a broadside by letterpress artist Bridget Elmer of Flatbed Splendor! The winner will receive the broadside at the Malaprop’s Poem in Your Pocket Event on April 18. Send one poem of 30 lines or less to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22nd.
Throughout the day we will be celebrating poetry in large ways and small, spontaneously and thoughtfully. At 7PM Elaine Bleakney will invite audience members to read from the Poem in Your Pocket anthology. Elaine is a former coordinator of the Academy of American Poets, a nonprofit organization with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.
If you’re not a poet, come out to enjoy a day of poetry with us anyway! It’s sure to be lots of fun.