In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Louisiana Center for the Book is announcing the fifth annual Just Listen to Yourself: The Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets. Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon will host the event from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the State Library Seminar Center, 701 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge.
Poets from throughout the state will read their works. Included are Ralph Adamo, Jack B. Bedell, Darrell Bourque, Carlos Colón, Peter Cooley, Dorothy Early Davis, Gina Ferrara, Ashley Mace Havird, Julie Kane, Madeleine LeCesne, Melinda Palacio, Alison Pelegrin, Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore, Afton Wilky and Andy Young.
Listen to Yourself is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring brown bag lunches and come and go as their schedules allow.
The Louisiana Center for the Book was established in the State Library of Louisiana in 1994 for the purpose of stimulating public interest in reading, books and libraries. More information available here.
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