A Night of Poetry

 

Designed by 9 year old Noli

Join us Sunday, January 17th at 7pm as we host a Night of Poetry at the Fairmount Community Library.  Our featured poet is Malak Abdallahi.   Malak is a poet and activist who stands up against bigotry and inequality.

Her performance will be followed by an open mic.

Wine and snacks will be provided.

As always, your donations are appreciated.

Upcoming Events

We’re excited to announce our next Night of Poetry, September 20th at 7pm.   Our featured poets will be Erica Granadas and Morgan Larson.  For more information, please click on our Event Announcement: Poetry Night.

Additionally, we will be having a clothing drive benefiting victims of sexual assault from September 11 – October 3rd.   For more information, please click the following link:  Clothing Drive.

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Finally, don’t forget that it will soon be North Texas Giving Day.  Come see us on the 17th in front of Avoca.  Rumor has it that some of us will dress up as book characters.

Did you know that North Texas has a day set aside for giving to your favorite Non-Profits?   We’re excited to be participating this year, as it’s been proven that North Texans are very generous.

This is an all volunteer and donation based library, and we wouldn’t be able to function with the support and donations from our neighborhood and the surrounding community.  We’re hoping that you’ll remember us on September 17th.  The reason this date is so important to us is because your donations will be amplified by more than $1.5 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes which will be distributed amongst all participating Non-Profits.

Your donation might help us purchase new books for the children’s library, new software for the computers, or even tutoring supplies.  It’s also been our dream to be able to offer GED classes as well as adult ESL classes.

Join us for a Night of Poetry

Designed by 9 year old Noli

Designed by 9 year old Noli

This month’s Poetry Night has two featured authors, followed by our usual open mic time. Join us and share the spoken word Sunday, July 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Gayle Reaves-King is a Texas native who lives in Fort Worth, where she is a journalist by day. Her poems have been published in Illya’s Honey and Red River Review and in anthologies published by Rebel Poetry of Ireland. This year her chapbook Spectral Analysis was published by the Dallas Poets Community after it was named runner-up in that group’s chapbook contest. She’s part of the brain trust at Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase. A member of the Writer’s Garret in Dallas, she owes a lot to her fellow members of the Stone Soup peer review group. She is currently working with co-authors on two nonfiction books, which she will happily describe to anyone interested.  Learn more about this amazing poet here: Gayle Reaves-King

Logen Cure is no stranger to the Fort Worth poetry scene, and is the author of three chapbooks: Still (Finishing Line Press 2015), Letters to Petrarch (Unicorn Press 2015), and In Keeping (Unicorn Press 2008). Her work also appears in Word Riot, Radar Poetry, IndieFeed Performance Poetry, and elsewhere. She works at Tarrant County Community College where she teaches creative writing and serves as faculty editor for Script, the South campus literary journal. She lives in Grand Prairie with her wife.   Learn more at www.logencure.com