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Poetry Night Friday

Calling all poetry enthusiasts: the Friends of the Library is sponsoring their annual poetry night at the Truckee Library Friday, April 27.

“It’s in celebration of poetry month,” said Pam McAdoo, president of Friends of the Library. “The Jibboom Street Writers Group has always participated, we have an open mic and people come and read their poetry.”

The night will also feature the winners of the Truckee children’s poetry contest. Selected students from kindergarten through high school will be reading their poetry.

The Jibboom Street Writers is a group of local poetry and prose enthusiasts who meet regularly to share their work.

The group grew out of a 1997 creative writing class taught by Tom Meschery at Sierra College.

After the class ended, the discussions and prose never stopped and the result was the formation of the Jibboom Street Writers.

The group has published a collection of their work that can be found at local bookstores.

“We meet once a month,” said member Valeria Kelly. “We travel around to different people’s houses to work through poems.”

The group offers suggestions, new ideas and input on the prose members are working on.

Kelly says the 35-member group was formed out of their love for poetry.

“We are hoping to perform two of our own poems that night as well as one from our favorite writer,” said Kelly.

Kelly thinks the night will be entertaining for all who share the love of poetry.

Although the event used to be a money-maker for the Friends of the Library, McAdoo says that the night has become more of a cultural event.

A $5 fee for adults will be charged at the door. Children and senior tickets are free.

For more information about the night contact the Truckee Library at (530) 582-7846.

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