DEARBORN – In celebration of “April is Poetry Month,” the Dearborn Public Library will host Detroit poet Brittany Rogers for a free, virtual Teen Poetry Workshop at 2 p.m. April 10.
The program is for teens in grades 7 to 12. The workshop will focus on self-portraits in poetry and participants will create an original poem during the workshop.
Rogers is a poet, mother, educator, and native Detroiter. Her work has been anthologized in “The BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic” and “Best of the Net.”
Rogers is a fellow of VONA, The Watering Hole, Poetry Incubator, and Pink Door Writing Retreat. She is co-dditor in chief for Muzzle Magazine and a MFA candidate and Blackburn Fellow at Randolph College.
To register for the workshop, go to dearbornlibrary.org and select the program on the events calendar. Participants will receive a Zoom link via email after registering.
In addition to the workshop, teens who do any of the following activities in the month of April will automatically be entered into a drawing for two $25 gift cards to Qahwah House:
• Submit an original poem to [email protected].
• Read a poet whose work you’ve never read before through the Library’s collection and email [email protected] a short review.
• Tag the Library in a poetry-related social media post.
• Share a poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 29) on social media and tag the Dearborn Public Library.
Follow the Dearborn Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to learn about other upcoming virtual events. For more information, go to dearbornlibrary.org or contact the Dearborn Public Library at 313-943-2330.