Thursday, January 31, 2008

Teen Poetry Writing Workshop in New York!

Begins with Teen Writing Workshop
at Mount Pleasant Public Library

Monday, February 4, 4:30pm

Poetry Westchester! — a new Westchester-wide initiative offering free writing workshops, poetry readings and discussions — is funded by the Westchester Library System, NY. Poetry Westchester! begins with a Teen Poetry Writing Workshop led by poet Hettie Jones on Monday, February 4, at 4:30pm at Mount Pleasant Public Library. The workshop continues on February 11, 25, and March 3.

Hettie Jones will act as "poet in residence" in Mount Pleasant, where she'll lead workshops for adults and teens and give a talk on "The Beat Poets." Joining her in a distinguished roster will be award-winning poets Edward Hirsch, speaking about How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love With Poetry (the title of his best-selling book) and reading from his latest poetry collection Special Orders, and Tom Sleigh, the author of Space Walk, who has been hailed by Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney as a poet of "lyric absolution."

For a complete schedule of Poetry Westchester! programs in Irvington , Hastings , Katonah, Larchmont, Mount Pleasant, Pelham, Scarsdale and White Plains, visit


Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 769-0548 (ph)
(914) 769-6149 (fax)

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