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Shakespeare in Love: Open Mic Poetry Night

Thu, February 14, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”  

From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, invite you to listen or perform some of the greatest works of romantic literature.  Join us in The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Skyline Room, featuring sweeping views of the beautiful city skyline at night. Choose your favorite famous love poem, monologue, or scene to perform, or simply enjoy the performances of the night as an audience member! All are welcome during this Open Mic Night highlighting the greatest love poets of our time.  Books of poetry will be available if you’d like to read a poem from the library’s collection.

Register here as a poetry performer or audience member:

Location: Skyline Room, 4th floor.

Literature Department
Room 207

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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