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June 27, 2018: Mayor Madeline Rogero announces Marilyn Kallet is named Poet Laureate of the City of Knoxville.
“I am so pleased to announce Marilyn’s appointment as our next Poet Laureate,” Mayor Rogero said. “She is a great and gifted writer, and she has been a champion for poetry’s ability to bring people together and help heal individuals and communities. She loves Knoxville and East Tennessee, and I can’t wait to read and hear the work she will produce as Poet Laureate.”
––Thursday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m.: Poetry reading, Heatherwood Retirement Community, 9642 Burke Lake Road, Burke, Virginia. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
––Thursday, September 19, evening, I will attend the celebration for U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Library of Congress. Her reading begins at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Joy Harjo’s reading is open to the public. Get there early!
-Sunday, October 27, 5-7 p.m., Featured performer for the Seeds of Abraham. “Slam the Hate.” Arnstein Jewish Community Center. For info, contact: Amira Hamed, email@example.com.
–Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. Interfaith poetry reading, “Meeting Our Faith Neighbors.” Marilyn Kallet and Amira Hamed, Westminster Presbyterian, 6500 S. Northshore, Knoxville. For reservations and more info: Barbara Adamcik: firstname.lastname@example.org.
––Sunday, Nov. 10, 4 p.m.: “Writing With the Mishpokah.” Heska Amuna, adult education program. Free and open to the public. Contact: Abraham Brietstein, email@example.com.
–Tuesday, December 10, 1:30 p.m. poetry reading and workshop for adults; 4:30 p.m., “One For Each Night”: Chanukah Program for children and families. Jefferson City Public Library., 108 City Center Drive, Jefferson City, Tennessee. Contact: Emily Shade: firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Saturday, January 11, 10 a.m., Writing and Performing Your Own Poems. Knoxville Children’s Theater, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue. Contact: Dennis Perkins, info@