Oregon Poet Laureate

Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen reads one of her poems during a visit to the Sherman County Public/School library in Moro May 4.

This April, Klindt’s Booksellers will partner with North Wasco County School District 21 and The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library to observe National Poetry Month.

Together they will host several community events throughout the month of April.

Taking place in The Dalles are:

• Children’s Poetry Funshop for second through fifth graders, Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. at Klindt’s Booksellers, scholarships available, snacks provided. Call Klindt’s at 541-296-3355, or email info@klindtsbooksellers.com, to register.

• Middle School Poetry Workshop for sixth through eighth graders, Saturday, April 5, at noon at Klindt’s Booksellers, scholarships available, snacks provided. Call Klindt’s at 541-296-3355, or email info@klindtsbook sellers.com, to register.

• Poetry Workshop for Teens and Adults, Saturday, April 12, at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, 1 p.m. Free with pre-registration. Call the library at 541-296-2815 to register.

• 8th Annual D21 Poetry Slam, Thursday, April 17, at 4 p.m. at The Riverenza, hosted by District 21 libraries. Come provide a lively audience as local students slam it out.

• Cowboy Poetry Evening. Wednesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at The Dalles-Wasco County Library. Enjoy words and refreshments with Duane Nelson. Free and open to the public. Call the library at 541-296-2815 for information.

• Poetry Window featuring your poems. Are you a poet at heart? Show your stuff in Klindt’s Booksellers Poetry window. The Poetry window will be featured at Klindt’s through the month of April and we invite anyone to submit a poem to display. Please drop your poems off at Klindt’s Booksellers or the public library before March 24.

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