A Writers’ Workshop by the Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, will be held at the Las Vegas Clark County Library at 1401 Flamingo Road, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26. Hosted by Las Vegas Clark County Library, the workshop will be held the day of Herrera’s evening reading at Nevada State College in Henderson.
“The Library District is excited to participate in the program that brings the first Latino U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, to Las Vegas,” says Suzanne Scott, Clark County Library Performing Arts Center Coordinator. “Partnerships like these strengthen literacy and the love of the written word within our community.”
The workshop will lead to Herrera reading from his works at the new Nevada State College Auditorium at 7 p.m., co-sponsored by the Office of Arts and Culture at Nevada State College.
The workshop and reading are free and open to the public.
Herrera’s day in Clark County is the inaugural event of the “Poets of National Stature” program initiated by Bruce Isaacson, Clark County’s first Poet Laureate, which seeks to expand the knowledge and practice of poetry in Clark County. “Poetry is important--it reflects the feelings which bind us to the values and beliefs we hold closest,” said Isaacson.
Juan Felipe Herrera.
Juan Felipe Herrera is the New Poet Laureate of the United States and will be reading his writing at Nevada State College. Its the same week new campus buildings are being dedicated. That's in the evening of September 26. Bruce Isaacson, Clark County’s first Poet Laureate, who arranged for this visit by PLOTUS, announced Herrera will lead a Writing Workshop. That will be held at Las Vegas Clark County Library the afternoon of Sept. 26. From the release:
For more information, email bruce.isaacson (at) cox (dot) net.
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