Monday, September 21, 2009

Poetry Reading with Jasen Sousa and Books of Hope


Event: Poetry Reading with Jasen Sousa and Books of Hope

Thursday October 15, 2009
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

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The Central Library is happy to welcome Jasen Sousa and Books of Hope for a joint reading.

Somerville native Jasen Sousa is the author of six hip hop inspired poetry books that have sold thousands of copies and impacted the lives of young people all around the world. He is also the founder of J-Rock Publishing, a publishing house that specializes in producing books for young adult readers that are written by young adult authors. J-Rock was founded and created with the purpose to give young people a voice with the written word.

Books of Hope is a Somerville writing and performance program for youth ages 13-23 that promotes expression and creativity through poetry, short story, memoir, dramatic, and non-fiction writing. Youths attend weekly workshops that focus on literary craft, public speaking, entrepreneurship, and community service. This intensive training combined with guest artists and field trips expands their awareness. Youth then write and design books that are shared with the public through reading events and are sold to benefit the young authors!

This reading is free and all are welcome to attend - we hope to see you there!
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Location: Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue
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