(April 9, 2015) â€“ Poetry on Buses is delighted to announce a 2015 â€œRoad Show,â€ in time for National Poetry Month. Curated by poet Michelle PeÃ±aloza
, the Road Show is a series of events featuring poetry readings, writing workshops, and musical performances to explore the complexities of the question â€œwhere are you from
?â€ These free events are an opportunity to hear from Poetry on Buses poets and for attendees to intimately explore the programâ€™s theme, â€œwriting home.â€ Poetry on Buses, a 4Culture program in partnership with King County Metro, launched last November with 125 poems now displayed on over 100 RapidRide
buses and 30 stations, with a new poem published each day for 365 days on poetryonbuses.org.
The first Road Show will take place on April 25, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Covington Library, located at 27100 164th
Ave SE, Covington WA 98042. Readings by Poetry on Buses poets Michelle PeÃ±aloza, Hafidha Acuay, Adrian Alarilla and Devin Miller will be followed by a poetry writing workshop facilitated by PeÃ±aloza.
The second event takes place on May 9, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bellevue Library, located at 111 110th
Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004. Readings by Poetry on Buses poets Michelle PeÃ±aloza, Wendy Call, John Gorski and Laraine Hong will be followed by a poetry writing workshop facilitated by PeÃ±aloza.
The Road Show will be at the Northwest Folklife Festival
on May 23, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a Poetry Bus parked in the Fisher Pavilion between the Fisher Green Stage and the Roadhouse at Seattle Center. Poets will read on the bus on the top of the hour every hour from Noon to 5 p.m., and a full-hour set of poetry with music by Love City Love kicks off at 5:00 p.m.
The King County Library System
is a program partner in the library events.
Poetry on Buses will also have a presence at community festivals put on by each language community in the coming summer and fall.
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