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"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you."

—Mortimer Adler (b. 1902) American philosopher, educator, How to Read a Book


Poetry Reading and Discussion

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  • Teens
When July 9, 2013
from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where Vail Public Library's Community Room
Contact Name Lori A. Barnes
Contact Email
Contact Phone 970-479-2194
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Vail Public library will host a poetry reading and discussion as part of the teen summer reading program whose theme is “Beneath the Surface”. Memory is great fodder for writing, but how does a poet harness it? Join Heather Taylor Johnson for a poetry reading and a discussion on process and the traces of memory.


Johnson is the author of three books of poetry, Thirsting for Lemonade (IP) being her latest, and has a novel coming out later this year - Pursuing Love and Death (Harper Collins). Her work draws on concepts of home and the spaces between the boundaries where migrants dwell. Family and memory are pivotal.


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