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600 E. Mariposa St.

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The Elements of Poetry Workshop with Thelma T. Reyna

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Altadena Library District

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What is the first element of poetry you focus on when writing a poem? In this interactive workshop led by award-winning, local poet Thelma T. Reyna, you will explore the different elements and tools that make poetry "poetic." Thelma's book "Rising, Falling, All of Us" will be used as a reference in the discussion. Participants can purchase this award-winning book at the deeply discounted price of $5 if they choose. Bring a hard copy of 2 published poems you absolutely love, hopefully in different styles or noticeably distinct from one another! Don't have any favorites? Stop by the Main Library or Bob Lucas Branch and ask staff to help you find some poetry in its collection! Thelma T. Reyna’s books have collectively won 14 national literary awards. She has written 5 books: a short story collection, 2 poetry chapbooks, and 2 full-length poetry collections, including her latest release, Reading Tea Leaves After Trump (2018), which won 6 national book awards in 2018. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, textbooks, blogs, and regional media for over 25 years. As Poet Laureate in Altadena, 2014-2016, she edited the Altadena Poetry Review Anthology in 2015 and 2016. She was a Pushcart Prize Nominee in Poetry in 2017.