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County of Santa Clara Poet Laureate to Speak on Contemporary Poetry

 
WHAT:
Sally Ashton, the County of Santa Clara Poet Laureate, will present “Making Sense of Contemporary Poetry” as a part of San Jose State University's 2013 University Scholar Series. The presentation is open to everyone who loves poetry and would like to learn more about poetry and Ashton’s work as Poet Laureate.
 
WHO:
Sally Ashton, the Poet Laureate
Poetry lovers
 
WHEN:
12:00-1:00 p.m., February 27, 2013
 
WHERE:
King Library, room 225/229
San Jose State University
 
WHY:
One of the goals of the County of Santa Clara Poet Laureate is to increase awareness of poetry among Santa Clara County residents.  Since her appointment in 2011, Sally Ashton has created a number of events to promote poetry. For a list of the Poet Laureate’s events, go to: http://poetlaureateblog.org/laureate-schedule/.
 
The Santa Clara County Poet Laureate is an honorary post created by the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors in 2010.  The mission of the Poet Laureate is to: elevate poetry in the awareness of Santa Clara County residents; help celebrate the literary arts; serve as an advocate for poetry, literature, and the arts; lead a community project that makes poetry more accessible; and contribute to Santa Clara County’s poetry and literary legacy.

 

                                                                                                                                                                

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119
Posted: February 22, 2013