Sarasota Youth Poet Laureate Program

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and partnering sponsor,
Bookstore1Sarasota, will follow the lead of the nation in acknowledging a student who has
achieved excellence in poetry, allowing them to be a leader for their community in raising the
profile of poetry and developing its audience.

 

PoetryLife Events

  • Creative Encounters: A Poetry Writing Workshop - 8 Sessions
    Sep 07, 4:00 PM – Oct 26, 6:00 PM
    In-person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Creative Encounters: A Poetry Writing Workshop. Whether you are trying your hand at writing poems for the first time, or you are a published poet, everyone's experience and perspective is welcome. 8 sessions, Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 5, 12, 19 and 26.
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  • "Now We're Getting Somewhere" Poetry Book Club
    Wed, Oct 12
    In-person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Oct 12, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 13, 3:00 PM EDT
    In-person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    The Poetry Book Club led by Doug Knowlton meets in-person at our new store location at The Mark, 117 S. Pineapple Ave. This month we are discussing "Now We're Getting Somewhere" by Kim Addonizio.
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  • "Floaters" Poetry Book Club
    Wed, Nov 09
    In-person Bookstore1Sarasota
    Nov 09, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    In-person Bookstore1Sarasota, 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    This monthly book club led by Doug is for those who like to read and discuss poetry. It celebrates the integral role of poets and poetry in life and literature. November’s selection is "Floaters" by Martin Espada, winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry.
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