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Midlanders Celebrate National Poetry Month

National Poetry MonthCelebrate National Poetry Month at Creative 360 on Sunday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy poetry readings done by Midlanders of different ages, occupations and backgrounds who have accepted an invitation to read poems that are meaningful to them. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge.

The event, Midland Reads Poetry, is patterned after one organized by former Midlander Andy Christ. Organizers and sponsors Cheryl and Larry Levy, used Andy’s format to invite readers of different ages, genders and walks of life.

“It’s a great program. I’m very pleased with the people scheduled to read and anxious to hear them,” said Larry Levy.

Scheduled readers include an elementary school student; a girl and boy in middle school; several younger adults; several middle aged professionals; teachers from elementary school; middle school and college; retirees; a published poet and novelist; and a musician.

Most are not known as readers and writers of poetry. All have poems to share that have significance to them. Some are originals and some by well-known poets like Rumi, Langston Hughes, Rudyard Kipling and Billy Collins.

“To my surprise, many of the so-called non-poets have chosen to read a poem they have written,” Levy added.

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or on their website.

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