Summit County Library hosts teen poetry event |

Summit County Library hosts teen poetry event

SILVERTHORNE – The Summit County Library is hosting a Poetry Cafe for teens 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the North Branch in Silverthorne.

The event comes at the conclusion of National Poetry Month and is an opportunity for teens – middle and high schoolers – to showcase their own or others’ poetry in a coffee house atmosphere. Or they can simply listen.

“Students can come and either read their own poetry or read their favorite poetry,” said Janet Good, a library aid at the North Branch Library. “They can do it singly or in groups.”

The Mean Green Reading Machine, a local teen book group, is hosting Saturday’s event – the first of its kind in Summit County, Good said.

Those feeling particularly creative can participate in one of the event’s add-a-line poems. There will be several boards provided with only the first line of a poem. Students are asked to add a line to create a group-effort poem.

Coffee, refreshments and snacks will be provided for participants. For more information, call the library at (970) 468-5887.

Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or

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