Poetry Moves! With Emily – Saturday April 1, 11am – FREE Event

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Poetry Moves! With Emily
A walking celebration of poetry on the first Day of National Poetry Month in picturesque Sierra Madre.

WHERE: Various locations in Sierra Madre (begin and end at the Sierra Madre Playhouse)

Let us “walk you through some poems” on April 1st! We will take a mile-long poetry walk around Sierra Madre.  Along the way there will be poetry “rest stops” where you can hear poems read out loud. Join the procession or a “Poetry Relay Team”!

Ways you can participate:

  • Join a “Poetry Relay Team” – Form a team by contacting Diane Siegel – 818 366-8900 or diane.siegel@sierramadreplayhouse.org or join with others from the community who want to form a team.  In groups of three, teams will walk together, taking turns reading poems while others act as “spotters” and listeners as you walk the mile-long course. In relay fashion, one member of the team will read a poem as you walk along.  When they finish, they will hand the poems to the next reader on the team. The goal – to complete the course accompanied by poems read aloud.  If you do it – you get a mile of walking and a mile of poetry. At the end of the course all relay team participants will receive an “Emily brown bag” with  Emily’s favorite treat – black cake, a souvenir fan, a discount coupon for “The Belle of Amherst” and perhaps some other “Emily-like” surprises.
  • Read a poem out loud at one of the five special stops on the walk.  Sign-up form below.
  • Locations for the event are:

    1. 11:20  sidewalk next to Sierra Madre Elementary – next to “Arts for All” tile mural just north of corner of Highland and Auburn
    2.11:30   park bench corner of Bladwin and Grandview (NW corner
    3.11:40   sidewalk SE corner of Laurel & Baldwin
    4. 11:50  sidewalk  SW corner of Baldwin & Highland
    5. 11:55  tables at Kersting Court green triangle

  • Meet “Emily Dickinson” –  Take your picture with Emily/actress Ferrell Marshall or pose in our photo board.