In celebration of #NationalPoetryMonth and #NationalLibraryWeek, #PoetLaureate Cynthia J. Patton will give a reading. This program is #free to the public. Patton will discuss her #poetry collection, "Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism" (Finishing Line Press, 2016). She will also unveil and discuss a #poem she wrote in honor of National Library Week and libraries everywhere.
Cynthia J. Patton was appointed as the fourth Poet Laureate of #Livermore last year. She follows Kevin Gunn, who served from 2013 to 2017. Patton’s term began on July 1, 2017. Patton, a Livermore resident, is an attorney, author, consultant, and autism advocate. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Autism A to Z. Her award-winning work has appeared in twelve anthologies, such as the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, as well as numerous print and online publications. Her story, Elliott Comes to Play, was recently performed on stage by the Petaluma Readers Theatre. She’s currently completing a memoir on her unexpected and unconventional journey to motherhood, tentatively titled My Guardian Angel Sings The Blues.
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Civic Center Library Storytime Room, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA, 94550