Springfield Town Library kicks off Vermont Reads 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Poet and educator Dan Heller will present “A Poet’s Work: Can It Be Defined?” at the Springfield Town Library, 43 Main St., on Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m.  Dan will give a poetry reading followed by a lively and educational poetry mini-workshop in which the audience will have the opportunity to write their own line of iambic pentameter, limerick, metaphor, and simile. Dan Heller was a secondary educator for over thirty years. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Middlebury College.  He has recently published his first book of poetry, “Between the Shadows: A Book of Poems.”

This event is free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. Sponsored by the Town of Springfield.  Please call the Springfield Town Library at 885-3108 for more information.

The 2017 Vermont Reads book selection is Jacqueline Woodson’s “Brown Girl Dreaming.” This beautiful memoir of the author’s childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examines the strength of family bonds.  The library has been awarded multiple copies of “Brown Girl Dreaming” for patrons to borrow and share in our community this spring.  Stop by and borrow a copy today!   Look for more Vermont Reads programs at the library this spring for all ages!

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