Tag Archives: Poetry

Poetry Basics with Vanessa Shields

If you had the chance to visit Budimir Library for our ‘How-To Festival’, you may just have been lucky enough to have taken home a piece of ‘poetry on demand’ written just for you by the talented Vanessa Shields! This month, aspiring poets will have the opportunity to learn the basics of writing their own inspiring poetry at our latest How-To Workshop Series offering. Vanessa will share tips and offer...
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A fine voice, indeed.

Congratulations to local student, Enzo Campa, winner of the English Language division of the Poetry in Voice competition sponsored by the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry. Assumption High School’s representative was one of hundreds of students, from more than 870 schools, who traveled to Toronto to demonstrate their recitation skills.  You can listen to the prize winning performers, made available through the CBC website....
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Teen Zone Trivia Challenge!

Have you checked out Teen Zone or Tween Scene? A drop in program for tweens and teens every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15-4;45, we have some special events planned for May. Along with crafts, writing, board games and video games we also have a Trivia Challenge, Poetry on Demand (where poet Vanessa Shields will create poetry on the spot), Challenge a Guinness Book Record (if you beat the challenge,...
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National Book Award Winners

The National Book Awards are annual awards that present literary achievements in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature. Past winners have included: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and Louis Sachar’s Holes. These prestigious awards have been given out since 1936, and this year’s winners are among the best, competing against some other very strong finalists.   Reployment the award winner for Fiction was...
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Maya Angelou: Poet, Author and Activist 1928-2014

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~ Maya Angelou The literary world suffered a great loss this week. Renowned author and poet Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday, May 28, at the age of 86. Angelou was the author of numerous books, essays and collections of poetry. Renowned for her deeply personal prose and her civil rights activism, Angelou received many...
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