Local Residents Share Their Artistry during National Poetry Month

PoetryAs Richland Library continues our celebration of National Poetry Month throughout April, we're excited to feature the creativity and inspiration of local artists during two upcoming programs.

Please join us on the following dates:

A Poet's Point of View
6 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21
Richland Library Online
Hear from special guest poets Kyla Jenee Lacey, Justin Blackburn and Moody Black. During this intimate conversation, gain insight into what it's like to make a living from writing and performing poetry. Also, discover how artists are preserving the culture of spoken word. To learn more about each local artist or to register for the virtual program, visit richlandlibrary.com.

Poetry in the Garden
6:30 - 8 p.m., Friday, April 23
Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens (1615 Blanding St.)
Enjoy an evening that accentuates words, rhythm and music from our current artist-in-residence (AiR), Tammaka Staley, and former AiR The Dubber. We also plan to have special guest performances from past contributors of our annual Kids in Print literary magazine. Please bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating during this outdoor community program. Face coverings are required for children ages three and older. Register at richlandlibrary.com.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.


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