Poetry Leaves 2016

The purpose of the Poetry Leaves project is to make poetry a part of the everyday lives of Waterford residents and visitors to the Township. Each spring a street Exhibition of poems submitted by area poets, both the novice and the accomplished writer, hangs in the trees on the Waterford Township Civic Center campus. To submit your poem click on the link below.

In addition there are programs, workshops and poetry readings offered at the Library to enrich your experience of poetry and help you write your entry for the 2016 Exhibition. Plan to join us for any or all of the following events. Unless noted otherwise, all events are held in the Library's Community Room.

  • Poetry Writers Workshops, led by Glen Armstrong. Come with a pen/pencil & paper and leave with a poem. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00p-8:00p in the Library Conference Room
  • Creative Process of Poetry with Alise Alousi, Mariela Griffor, and Glen Armstrong. Thursday, February 11, 7:00p-8:30p
  • Kids' Poetry Camp, a workshop for elementary students grades K-8. Saturday, March 5, 10:00a-11:30a
  • Open Mic Poetry Readings & Small Press Book Fair, Saturday, March 19, 1:00p-4:00p
  • Poetry Readings & Discussion of the Work by David James, John Hazard and Michael Lauchlan. Thursday, April 7, 5:30p-7:30p
  • Poetry Leaves Exhibition Ribbon Cutting, Reception & Community Readers. Tuesday, May 3, 5:30p-7:30p