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Monday, September 15, 2014

9:00 p.m.
Image of a hand writing
Have something to say? Want to share your art?

Submit your poetry, prose, art or photography for this free community ZINE!
Deadline is Monday, September 15!

Email your submission to dcplzine@gmail.com.

Mail your submission to:
DCPL Zine attn. Information Services
MLK Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Or drop it off in Room 207 or 220 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Writing Workshop and Q & A with Kathryn Erskine 

Kathryn Erskine photoKathryn ErskineKathryn Erskine is the author of five children’s novels including National Book Award winner, Mockingbird, the recent Jane Addams Peace Award honor book Seeing Red, and her upcoming release, The Badger Knight.  She draws on her life stories and world events in her writing and is  currently working on several more novels and picture books.   

Ms. Erskine will be  leading a writing workshop, which will be followed by a Q & A.  The workshop will focus on how to develop characters that readers will really care about and that will pop right off the page.

Where:  The Georgetown Library
When:  September 16 at 4 p.m.
For Who:  Anyone over the age of 8 interested in writing and talking to a National Book Award winning author.

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Whether they're working on a school paper or itching for new ways to write poems or stories, the Writer's Resource Hour offers kids and teens the opportunity to receive help and advice with:

  • Research
  • Citing sourcesWriting
  • Essay writing
  • Writing exercises
  • Creative writing
  • Creative-writing prompts
  • Inspiration
  • Publishing


Thursday, September 18, 2014

7:00 p.m.

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Come re-purpose old magazines and newspapers to create poetry and art. Blackout poetry is a form of found poetry created by erasing or covering up pieces of text to make poems out of the remaining words.

We'll be discussing issues of censorship for Banned Books Week, so here's a chance to wield your pens and markers for good and create something refreshing! Pieces will be used in a display on the second floor.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Writer’s Workshop and Open Mic Poetry Reading.

The Writers Workshop The semi-structured writers workshop will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and be facilitated by DCPP organizers, members and other special guests. The workshop focuses on developing personal meaning in the writing process. The workshop strongly emphasizes process over final product. We believe that there are no right or wrong ways to express yourself, so please join us and help celebrate the power of poetry.  The DC Poetry Project strives to foster a non-judgmental, inclusive and accepting community.

The Poetry Reading The open mic for all begins at 12 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 a.m. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30 p.m. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the DC Poetry Project.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Whether they're working on a school paper or itching for new ways to write poems or stories, the Writer's Resource Hour offers kids and teens the opportunity to receive help and advice with:

  • Research
  • Citing sourcesWriting
  • Essay writing
  • Writing exercises
  • Creative writing
  • Creative-writing prompts
  • Inspiration
  • Publishing


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Whether they're working on a school paper or itching for new ways to write poems or stories, the Writer's Resource Hour offers kids and teens the opportunity to receive help and advice with:

  • Research
  • Citing sourcesWriting
  • Essay writing
  • Writing exercises
  • Creative writing
  • Creative-writing prompts
  • Inspiration
  • Publishing


Saturday, October 25, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Writer’s Workshop and Open Mic Poetry Reading.

The Writers Workshop The semi-structured writers workshop will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and be facilitated by DCPP organizers, members and other special guests. The workshop focuses on developing personal meaning in the writing process. The workshop strongly emphasizes process over final product. We believe that there are no right or wrong ways to express yourself, so please join us and help celebrate the power of poetry.  The DC Poetry Project strives to foster a non-judgmental, inclusive and accepting community.

The Poetry Reading The open mic for all begins at 12 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 a.m. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30 p.m. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the DC Poetry Project.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Writer’s Workshop and Open Mic Poetry Reading.

The Writers Workshop The semi-structured writers workshop will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and be facilitated by DCPP organizers, members and other special guests. The workshop focuses on developing personal meaning in the writing process. The workshop strongly emphasizes process over final product. We believe that there are no right or wrong ways to express yourself, so please join us and help celebrate the power of poetry.  The DC Poetry Project strives to foster a non-judgmental, inclusive and accepting community.

The Poetry Reading The open mic for all begins at 12 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 a.m. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30 p.m. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the DC Poetry Project.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us for the DC Poetry Project Traveling Open Mic Poetry Reading.

The Poetry Reading The open mic for all begins at 12 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 a.m. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30 p.m. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with the DC Poetry Project.