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Apr. 3: Community Poetry Reading

March 19, 2024 -- The City of Highland Park is celebrating National Poetry Month by featuring favorite poems of local luminaries! Check out the videos below for favorite poems read by community leaders in Highland Park:

Ready to share your favorite poems? Poet Laureate Laura Joyce-Hubbard will host a special community poetry reading on Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at the Highland Park Public Library (494 Laurel Ave.) Community members are invited to bring a favorite poem to read to the audience. All ages are welcome to attend and to participate.  Register to read a poem: 

In addition to the poem text, participants should plan to share the following with the group: 

  • Name
  • Title of the poem and author’s name
  • Why this poem resonates with you

As part of the “Favorite Poems Project” national guidelines, the poem cannot be written by the reader or the reader’s family member or friend. For long poems, please plan to read no longer than 5 minutes.

Learn more about this event.