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Parneshia Jones

Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series

The Academy of American Poets presents Parneshia Jones alongside fellow poets Patrick Phillips and Jean Valentine in this reading series. ...

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Shawn Lawrence Otto

Literary 5K Walk

Renew your energy on a five-mile literary walk with Shawn Otto through the countryside.

Price: $20.00...

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Faith Sullivan

The Poetry of Trees: Poets Pay Tribute to Trees

A 100 year-old tree in Faith's yard is dying and, in its death, inspiring tribute from a handful of poets, tribute not only to this tree but to all trees and to summer as well.

Price: $14.00


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