Love reading and want to share it with the kids? Join in the celebration of the Grand Opening of Poets House with the energizing spoken words of Philadelphia poet and musician Kurt Lamkin, performing with the Kora -- a beautiful twenty-one string West African harp/lute. Sat., Sept. 26, 11 a.m.
This new facility will be an 11,000 square-foot library and literary center. It's set to open in Battery Park City, and will host three FREE poetry programs this fall for the budding bard. These free programs will serve as a preview of the official opening of Poets Houses magnificent new Childrens Room in April of 2010.
As the year unfolds, Poets House will continue to develop its collection of poetry books for children and accumulating other poetry-friendly toolsfrom low-tech manual typewriters to films on DVDto engage children in the creative process.
Old Days, New Days: A Celebration of Daylight with Richard Lewis
Sat., Oct. 17, 11 a.m.
Richard Lewis and members of the Touchstone Theatre Ensemble will perform And So It Was Day, a retelling of an ancient Hawaiian chant about the emergence of life on earth and its bountiful first day. Each child will use poems and artwork to create a book of days that celebrates the music and magic of daylight. Ages 4-10
The Buzz with Naomi Shihab Nye
Sat., Nov. 14, 11 a.m.
Poet, songwriter and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye, author of the recent young-adult poetry collection, Honeybee will conduct a workshop of reading, writing and exploring how poetry functions as the honey of the hive. Ages 4-10