DERBY LINE – Poetry enthusiasts in Stanstead, Quebec, and the NEK have a lot to look forward to this month, as the Haskell Library and Opera House is set to host a bilingual evening of poetry to celebrate Poetry Month.
The event, called “Open Mic Poetry with Guests,” is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from three guest poets representing French Canadian, English Canadian, and American realities.
The poets will discuss creation, read some of their poems, and then open the floor for an “open mic” where attendees can share an excerpt from a poem they have written or one that has touched them.
The event will be hosted by Mélanie Aubé, Head Librarian of the Haskell Free Library, and entrance tickets will be sold at the door for $10.
The venue is located at 1 Rue Church in Stanstead, or 93 Caswell Avenue in Derby Line.
L’Être Persane, winner of the *L’Estrie s’enslame pour le français* contest, will be among the guest poets.
Larry Bradley, whose work has been featured in various publications such as The Paris Review, and Tanya McIntyre, who recently published The House You Were Born In, will also be presenting their work at the event.
The organizers of the event are promising attendees a unique and inspiring experience with poetry.
This is a great opportunity for poetry lovers to come out and share their favorite poems with like-minded individuals.
Tickets for the event will be available for purchase at the door for $10.