Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Anonymous workspace

For all you shy but talented writers and poets...There will be a slot designated "Anonymous works" in the new Poetry Corner located in the Young Adult Area. Items submitted will be read aloud at the monthly Open Mics, held every third Tuesday of the month from 5-6:30p.m. If you're shy, just show up and listen. We'll keep our fingers crossed that maybe one day you'll read aloud!

Teen Open Mikes

On Tuesday, May 20th, we kicked off a New Season of Teen Open Mikes, which will run every third Tuesday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. Favorite or original poems, songs, readings, jokes, magic tricks are all welcome. Following is an excerpt from Robin Davis' "Beyond the Shadow," a poem inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe:

Beyond the shadow of death and the grave
Awaits a person hoping for a save
Their life seems pointless and without a sense
But they must look back both past and present tense
Search now deep within your heart
Don't stop until you have a new start
As you go on remember those who care
But, innocence and ignorance is something we all share...

Thanks, Robin!