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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: email@example.com.
––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, Nov. 10, 4 p.m.: “Writing With the Mishpoka.” Heska Amuna, adult education program. Free and open to the public. Contact: Abraham Brietstein, firstname.lastname@example.org.