Poetry Corner FlyerThe Poetry Corner series at Skyline College celebrates poetry, creativity, artistic freedom, empowerment, and engaged dialogue. In a first-time collaboration with San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, Poetry Corner presents “Re-enVISIONing our Future Together,” a virtual event on November 6 with readings by Poet Laureate of Virginia Luisa Igloria and San Antonio, Texas former Poet Laureate Octavio Quintanilla. Skyline College student poet Hilary Cruz Mejia will moderate a discussion to follow. Student Poetry Club and audience members are encouraged to share a poem aloud.

Save the date for Friday, November 6! A detailed schedule follows:

  • 4:00-4:20pm   Welcome and introductions. What is Poetry Corner?
  • 4:20-5:30pm   Poetry readings by Luisa Igloria and Octavio Quintanilla, followed by discussion
  • 5:25-5:30pm   Brief break
  • 5:30-6:00pm   Mingle with poet laureates & enjoy readings by student poets and audience members.

Why “2020: Re-enVISIONing Our Future Together?” “2020 vision” is a term used to express the clarity or sharpness of vision measured at a distance of 20 feet. 2020 has been a challenging year for most of us around the globe. Yet there are people who feel optimistic about our ability to re-evaluate our priorities, and rethink ways of coexisting with each other and the environment.

The Poetry Corner taps into this optimism by gathering people together to see things more clearly, to envision a future together that honors and celebrates both our commonalities and differences, as well as the current environment. We welcome you on November 6. You can learn more about the poets here.

Would you like to bring your class to Poetry Corner? Have additional questions? Please contact Pia Walawalkar, Librarian <walawalkars@smccd.edu>.

Article by Jessica Silver-Sharp

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