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Join the Library to Celebrate National Poetry Month



The University of Texas at Tyler's Robert R. Muntz Library is celebrating National Poetry Month during the month of April. National Poetry Month was started by the Academy of Poets in 1996, and it continues to be celebrated across the United States. The library will be hosting several special events during the month of April, and we would love to have you join us.
  • Student Poetry Contest. We are running a UT Tyler Student Poetry Contest from April 1st to April 18. Watch this blog for details and rules.
  • Poetry Read-Out on Wednesday April 23.We invite students, faculty, staff and members of the campus community to participate in our Poetry Read-Out. This will take place from 9:00a to 5:00p in the library's lounge area on the second floor. This is an opportunity to share your favorite piece of poetry with others. You can bring your own book, or we will have books on hand so you can find your favorite poem or poems and share them. You can also read your own poetry. Do note that you cannot read a poem that you have entered in the contest.
  • Visit to UT Tyler by the Texas Poet Laureate on April 29. Mr. Larry D. Thomas, the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate will visit the UT Tyler Campus. His reading will take place at Braithwaite Recital Hall. Mr. Thomas's reading will be preceded by a book signing and reception. Copies of his books will be available for purchase. You may also bring in your own copies of his books to have signed. Poetry contest awards will be presented by Mr. Thomas after his reading. Stay tuned to this blog for more details. This event is free and open to the public. It is made possible in part by the generosity of the Friends of the Arts and the Poetry Society of Texas.
For more information about National Poetry Month and special events at the Robert R. Muntz Library, you can call the Reference Desk at 903-566-7343, or you can visit the library's website at You can also visit the websites linked above to learn more about the celebration and the Texas Poet Laureate.
Published by root on 01 Apr

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