Library to host after-hours poetry event

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Featuring Malika Booker, Hanif Abdurraqib and more

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will host an after-hours poetry event at its Main Library (96 S. Grant Ave.) on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

The event, International/Intercultural/Intergenerational Poetry, will include readings by students and educators from Denison University, Wellington School and Centennial High School. Student readers will have participated in writing workshops with poet-educator Peter Kahn and Black-British writer Malika Booker. Select students will share the stage with local poets Barbara Fant and Hanif Abdurraqib.

The event is free and open to all. Click here for more information or to register.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like School Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.

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