Poetry Programs


First Thursday Poetry Open Mic

Poets and Friends,
Readers and Audiators (Ear Gladiators game to listen)~

Mark your calendars! Furst Thursday, er, First Thirsday, yes, FIRST
THURSDAY is our newly proclaimed Poetry Open Mic in Fort Bragg.

Dan, the librarian at Fort Bragg Public Library, has already reserved us
the Community Room for First Thursdays, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Let me state all that info again for people who prefer it in
columnar format:

Poetry Open Mic
First Thursdays of the month
7:00- 8:00 PM
Fort Bragg Public Library Community Room

It’s a FREE event
All ages welcome
Bring snacks or beverages to share, if you feel so inspired.
No Alcohol Please–it’s not allowed at the public library

Come to read your original poetry aloud, or maybe other authors’ work you
are moved to share. Come to listen, come as moral support, or just come as
you are.


Poetry Writing Workshop

Check with Branch Manager, Dan Hess, for more information (hessd@mendocinocounty.org)


Poetry Writing WorkshopNotes on the Art of Poetry

I could never have dreamt that there were such goings-on
in the world between the covers of books,
such sandstorms and ice blasts of words,,,
such staggering peace, such enormous laughter,
such and so many blinding bright lights,
splashing all over the pages
in a million bits and pieces
all of which were words, words, words,
and each of which were alive forever
in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.

       Dylan Thomas

Poetry writing is often referred to as the “effort to provide insight into the human spirit”. It encourages us to free our imaginations and express the human spirit in our own unique style.

The Fort Bragg Library Poetry Writing Workshops will include samples of the various styles and techniques of poetry writing, displays of published works, in-session writing exercises along with readings and discussions of individual works produced during the workshops.

Check the Events Calendar for current days and times then join us to find your hidden poet within! Workshops are free. All ages are welcome. 

Poetry Writing Workshop

Poet Tree image by Shel Silverstein

Dan Hess, Branch LibrarianHosted by Dan Hess, Branch Librarian