DPL Presents Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre and Poet Suzi Q. Smith!

Shake up your stay-at-home routine and join Denver Public Library in celebrating National Poetry Month this Saturday evening with Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre and poet Suzi Q. Smith! LeFebre, Denver poet, playwright and co-founder of Cafe Cultura, is the ninth poet laureate, and only one of color, to grace Colorado, and was chosen from a pool of 20 nominees by Governor Jared Polis. His play Northside, which looks at the economic and cultural changes in north Denver, received rave reviews from audiences in 2019. Suzi Q. Smith is a Denver artist, activist, and educator who hails from Denver, Colorado, and is best know for her slam poetry. Smith is also co-Chair of the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs.

Smith and LeFebre will discuss slam poetry and its continuing growth and influence in literary spaces, the role of a poet laureate, and how the arts can connect communities in some not-so-surprising ways. Join us at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday April 25!

Looking for more virtual participation opportunities? DPL has you covered.

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Taking care of a loved one? Drop into one of our Memory Cafes, every other Tuesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Life is different with COVID-19 - On Saturday, April 25, the Denver Public Library partners with StoryCenter to create a supportive, online space where we can gather together as a community to share our personal struggles and moments of courage.

How about a Saturday morning matinee with esteemed film critic Walter Chaw? Meet online Saturday, May 2 to discuss the 1952 film, Sudden Fear, starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance and Gloria Grahame.

Keep an eye on Denver Public Library's virtual programming calendar for more great events! 


Written by Dodie on April 20, 2020