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Dara-Lyn Shrager is the Poet-in-Residence at the Princeton Public Library for Fall 2018. See events below. Her collection Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee is available from Barrow Street Press and Amazon.


Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Poetry

Dara-Lyn Shrager, along with three special guest poets, read from their latest works in this culminating event of Shrager’s residency. The featured guest poets are Timothy Liu, Peter Covino and Martha Rhodes. A book signing and reception will follow the reading.

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Workshop For Novices

This class, led by Dara-Lyn Shrager, will focus on the fundamentals of writing poetry. General tips for writing will be given and some poems will be read aloud. A generative exercise to develop a “list of loved words” will be conducted and, using the words, the first draft of a poem will be written.

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Oct
24
10:30 AM10:30

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Poet-in-residence Dara-Lyn Shrager conducts a three-part workshop for writers. Poetry basics will be reviewed and creating and sustaining tension in a poem will be discussed. Participants will write the first draft of a poem in the first session. Early revision will be discussed in the second session and editing techniques will be practiced. In the third session, revision techniques including radical revision will be discussed before participants write a second draft of their poem. Pencil/pen and paper are required. Limited…

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Oct
17
10:30 AM10:30

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Poet-in-residence Dara-Lyn Shrager conducts a three-part workshop for writers. Poetry basics will be reviewed and creating and sustaining tension in a poem will be discussed. Participants will write the first draft of a poem in the first session. Early revision will be discussed in the second session and editing techniques will be practiced. In the third session, revision techniques including radical revision will be discussed before participants write a second draft of their poem. Pencil/pen and paper are required. Limited…

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Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Poet-Tree

  • Princeton Public Library (STEAM Studio) (map)
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In this family-friendly program, participants spend spend an afternoon with library poet-in-residence Dara-Lyn Shrager learning about some poetic forms including the Haiku, the epistle, and the elegy. Examples of these forms will be given and then participants will write their own poems. Each poem will then become a leaf on the Poet-Tree. Pen/pencil and paper required. STEAM Studio

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Oct
10
10:30 AM10:30

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Poet-in-residence Dara-Lyn Shrager conducts a three-part workshop for writers. Poetry basics will be reviewed and creating and sustaining tension in a poem will be discussed. Participants will write the first draft of a poem in the first session. Early revision will be discussed in the second session and editing techniques will be practiced. In the third session, revision techniques including radical revision will be discussed before participants write a second draft of their poem. Pencil/pen and paper are required. Limited…

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Oct
4
4:00 PM16:00

"The Lost Words": Poetry Walk For Young Voices

Poet-in-Residence Dara-Lyn Shrager leads this program that begins by looking at the poems and illustrations in “The Lost Words” by Robert MacFarland and Jackie Morris. Participants will learn about instances where nature words have been removed from dictionaries to make room for technology words, then will walk the D&R Greenway Poetry Trail. During the walk, words and phrases that connect to nature will be noted. Finally, the collected words will be made into poems, and artwork will be created to accompany them.

Meet in the barn at the D&R Greenway Land Trust, 1 Preservation Place

Co-sponsored by the library and New Jersey Chapter of Room to Read.

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Sep
29
1:30 PM13:30

Explore Nature and Words with Room to Read

Come to the barn at the D&R Greenway to meet Dara-Lyn Shrager (the library’s poet-in-residence) and the team from Room to Read at this interactive, family-friendly event celebrating poetry, words and the role nature plays in helping children become effective and joyful readers and writers. In addition to fun art and writing activities, some of the local language books Room to Read has commissioned from artists and authors for its libraries in Asia and Africa will be on display.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Art Talk: Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura with Dara-Lyn Shrager

Artist Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura, who creates portraits out of the important documents of her subjects’ lives, discusses “Out of Character,” the exhibit of her works on view on the library’s second floor. Dara-Lyn Shrager will discuss the works on display in the technology center and how she pairs poetry with art in her online journal Radar Poetry, which she co-edits with Rachel Marie Patterson. Co-sponsored by the library and the Arts Council of Princeton.

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