As a part of The Big Read, the Massillon Public Library invites all local poetry lovers to a virtual Poetry Read-In on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom!
Bring your original poems, share the work of your favorite poet, or just sit back and enjoy listening to some great recitations. Each reader’s poems must be family-friendly and limited to five minutes. The winners of the library’s 2020 Poetry Competition, poetry contest judge Duane Matthew Dodson, local authors, local historian Margy Vogt, Children’s Librarian Laura Klein, and others will be invited to read, along with the general public.
Registration for this program closed at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. For more information about this free program, contact Laura Klein at 330-832-9831, x319.
The Big Read is a community reading program focused on a single book. This National Endowment for the Arts initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, supports community reading programs across the country. Massillon Museum and its amazing community partners, including the Massillon Public Library, create
innovative and critical programs highlighting the book themes, and exposing participants to new genres and ideas. The selected book is offered to the community for free so that many can participate. This year’s book selection is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast.