National Poetry Month

Ekphrastic Exhibition, open poetry reading at Belfast Free Library

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BELFAST — April is National Poetry Month and the Belfast Free Library is celebrating with an exhibit and an open reading.

The creative work of Marjorie Arnett and twenty-seven poets come together in an Ekphrastic Exhibition, “Painter and Poets” to be held in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library for the month.

Belfast artist Marjorie Arnett asked poets to select one of her colorful paintings and write a poem interpreting the work through vivid, often dramatic, verbal descriptions.

The term ekphrastic refers to a form of writing, mostly poetry, wherein the author describes another work of art, usually visual, according to the Library, in a news release.

There will be an opening reception on Tuesday April 2, from 5 to 6 p.m., just prior to the “Open Poetry Reading” which will take place in the Abbott Room at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up for the reading begins at 6 p.m.

Belfast’s new Poet Laureate, Arielle Greenberg, will start the evening of poetry, so come early and enjoy the exhibit and the reading, according to the release.

For more information, call the library at 338-3884 ext. 10.

Event Date: 

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 5:00pm

Event Location: 

Belfast Free Library