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Tanka Reading & Response

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Tanka, a Japanese poetic form more 1,300 years old, is written worldwide today. It contains five lines that include a situation followed by an insight or change of perception. Marilyn will read from her own work and that of others while giving time for response from those who attend.

Please R.S.V.P. by calling the store. This is a free event.

Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton is past-president (2016-2017) of the Tanka Society of America. She received the Allentown Arts Commission Ovation Award for the Literary Arts in 2006, is Poet-in-Residence at The Swain School in Allentown, and edits the international tanka poetry publication, red lights.