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Milwaukie First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic
August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Milwaukie Poetry Series
First Friday Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Every First Friday from May to October, 6 – 7:30 pm
St. John the Evangelist Church, Milwaukie
The Milwaukie Poetry Series of the Ledding Library of Milwaukie and St. John the Evangelist are delighted to continue this season of First Friday poetry readings for 2019 on every First Friday from May to October.
Friday, August 2
The August featured reading, “The Poetry of Music,” will explore the connection between poetry and music. Our featured readers Anne-Louise and Bob Sterry will read and sing from their own work or favorite poems for approximately 40 minutes.
Bob and Anne-Louise Sterry:
Bob Sterry is a voice-over actor, audio-book narrator, writer, singer, occasional stage actor, and humorist. In 2018 he published a collection of essays, poetry and short stories titled The Bob Sterry School of Burglary. It is a serious, comedic, satirical writing & one dubious British spy story. For more information visit his website www.bobsterry.com/.
Anne-Louise Sterry is an internationally-known motivational speaker and award-winning recording artist, author, singer-songwriter, and master storyteller. She speaks and performs across America and Europe in concerts and keynotes as herself and as her alter-ego, Aunt Lena, an amalgam of Anne-Louise’s exuberant Italian relatives. As Aunt Lena she wrote the book Aunt Lena’s Cucina. She has recorded and produced six music and storytelling CDs in addition to a motivational audio course, Rewire Your Brain for Audacious Joy plus an online program Creating Joy to Build Your Bottom Line. For more information visit her website www.audaciousjoy.com/about.
An Open Mic session will follow for all who wish to read their own work or some of their favorite poems. To get on the list to read in advance, please contact Tom Hogan at [email protected] There will also be a sign-up sheet at the event for those wishing to read during the open mic portion of the evening. Poetry books will be available and light refreshments served. Please join us for a wonderful evening of poetry.Learn more about the Milwaukie Poetry Series’ and watch videos of past readings at milwaukieoregon.gov/library/milwaukie-poetry-series.
For information about the Milwaukie Poetry Series readings or other events, contact Tom Hogan, Series Coordinator, at 503.819.8367 or [email protected] or Ledding Library of Milwaukie Reference Librarian, Sarah Roller at 503.786.7580 or [email protected]
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