Cinco de Mayo poetry at Broad Street Books

Brian Mitchard at Broad Street Books writes in to tell us about a poetry reading at Broad Street Books next Tuesday:

On the first Tuesday of every month, Broad Street Books hosts a featured poet followed by an open mic when all are welcome to come and read, recite, perform their work!

Elizabeth Thomas is a widely published poet, performer, advocate of the arts and teacher. The author of three books of poetry, she has read her work throughout the United States and recently returned from the United Arab Emirates University where she taught ‘Poetry as Theater’. Much of her energy and time is devoted to designing and teaching writing programs for schools and organizations. These programs promote literacy and the power of written and spoken word. As an outstanding advocate of youth in the arts, Elizabeth Thomas is a coach and organizer with Brave New Voices: International Youth Poetry Slam and Festival. She is also the founder of UpWords Poetry, a company dedicated to promoting programs for young writers and educators, based on the belief that poetry is meant to be heard out loud and in person. She hosts a website at

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Broad Street Books

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