In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, 2014,The Arroyo Arts Collective is proud to present Poetry in the Windows VI. Starting on April 19 and continuing for a month, prize-winning poems will be displayed on posters in merchants’ windows along Figueroa Street in Highland Park. Free bookmarks with the poems will be available inside the individual stores.
On Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. there will be a poetry walk beginning at the Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 S. Ave. 57, Los Angeles 90042. The poets will read their poems at each location. An awards reception for the poets takes place at the Highland Park Ebell Club immediately after the walk. For those unable to attend the walk, each poster will contain a QR code, allowing poetry lovers to scan each poster with their phones and hear an audio recording of the poet reading the poem.
In conjunction with Poetry in the Windows VI, Word!, a gallery exhibit of art works featuring text will be held at Rock Rose Gallery (4108 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park, 90065. The show opens as part of NELA Arts Second Saturday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
View the posters and hear poets read their poems live at each location.
Posters will remain on view in the windows until May 31, 2014.
Poetry in the Windows VI is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
All Poetry in the Windows VI events are presented by the Arroyo Arts Collective and made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.