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Celebrate National Poetry Month Sunday at the library


To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library and Hill Country Poets will host an open mic poetry reading on Sunday, April 14 from 2 – 4 p.m.

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“We’ve had great turnouts in the past where local poets read their own poems,” said Mary Lee Gowland, founder of Hill Country Poets. “This time, we’re suggesting that readers also bring one of their favorite poems by someone else, who inspires them. Recently, we’ve lost three great American poets – Mary Oliver, W.S. Merwin, and Linda Gregg – but their work endures and asks us to look at the world through their eyes.”

There is no charge for this event, which will be held in the meeting room on the lower level of the library, located at 505 Water St. Those wishing to read during the event will sign up at 1:45 p.m. on the day of the event. The only requirement is that the content should be appropriate for all ages and should not be explicit or include profanity. There will be a time limit set of five minutes per reader.

Hill Country Poets have been meeting since 2011 on the second Sunday of each month at Unity Church of the Hill Country, with special events at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library.

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For additional information, please contact the library reference desk at (830) 258-1274

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