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Poetry for Hope, April 19-23, 2009

[April 17, 2009] At a time when the world is at war, the economy is failing, and the environment is being pushed to precarious limits, Rhode Islanders may enjoy “Poetry For Hope,” a weeklong gathering of national State Poets Laureate who will travel throughout the state celebrating poetry, music, the humanities, and the unique people and voices of Rhode Island. The week will include events designed for people of all ages. There will be readings, visits to more than 20 schools, and panels and workshops - all of them participatory and free. The event is being coordinated by Rhode Island's state poet laureate, Lisa Starr.

Libraries are encouraged to download the flyer for the event and post it in their libraries. Please visit the RI State Council of the arts website for more information about Poetry for Hope.