Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Laurie Halse Anderson Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow, April 2nd, for our Speak Up Poetry Jam with Laurie Halse Anderson!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, as well as Laurie's poem "Listen", we will be hosting an event for an author to not only speak to you, but for you to speak back to them. Winners of our last contest will be able to share their poems during the event.

It just about screams Speak Up Poetry Jam!

The event will begin promptly at 6:30 in the evening at :

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL

Few writers speak to us the way Laurie Halse Anderson does, so now it’s your turn to speak to her with Books & Books’ Speak Up Poetry Slam for Speak authorwith Laurie Halse Anderson her new book, Wintergirls (Viking, $17.99, 13 and older). Wrenching and riveting, Wintergirls won’t let you put it down. From the very first words – “I swear to be the skinniest girl in school. Skinnier than you.” – you’ll be amazed. Wintergirls explores the emotions that underlie the obsessive, competitive culture of eating disorders as only Anderson can. With lyrical, evocative prose, she tells the unforgettable story of one girl’s desperate struggle to battle the demons within."

If you entered your poem, don't forget that not only the readers get to read theirs! Did you forget to enter completely? Bring your poems and if time permits, we may be able to fit you in!

Hope to see everyone there!

-The YAthenaeum Team

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