Monday Poets

The Free Library is pleased to present Monday Poets on a Monday evening every month, year round. Now in its 24th year, the Monday Poets Reading Series showcases a variety of talented poets with local and national reputations. Readings take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Heim Center of the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street. Copies of the featured poets’ books may be available for cash purchase. This year we also will have two open-mic readings for those interested in presenting their work. For additional information, please call the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Literature Department at 215-686-5402.

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Monday Poets | Reginald Dwayne Betts and Daisy Fried

Mon, October 21, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of a memoir and three books of poetry. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison (Avery/Penguin, 2009), was awarded the 2010 NAACP Image Award for non-fiction. His books of poetry…

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Monday Poets | An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Wed, November 13, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00 Buy Tickets Online | Ticket and Subscription Packages This year, Joy Harjo became the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American honored with this position. Her 16 poetry collections include She Had Some Horses , Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings , and, most…

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