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Poetry Boot Camp

2018-04-23 19:00:00 2018-04-23 20:30:00 America/New_York Poetry Boot Camp Five-week series to get your poetry in shape. #readwritepoetry Parma Branch

Monday, April 23
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-04-23 19:00:00 2018-04-23 20:30:00 America/New_York Poetry Boot Camp Five-week series to get your poetry in shape. #readwritepoetry Parma Branch

Parma Branch

Large Meeting Room B (60)

Five-week series to get your poetry in shape. #readwritepoetry

April 2 – Poetry Boot Camp: What Makes It a Poem? / Should poetry "look" like poetry? Learn how lineation, white space and enjambment control an audience's surprise and reading speed.

April 9 – Poetry Boot Camp: Getting Published in Literary Magazines / Don't write in a vacuum—getting your work out there isn't as difficult as you might think! Learn the fundamentals of the submission process, managing your submissions and using online tools.

April 16 – Poetry Boot Camp: Rhyme, Rhythm and Motion / Rhyming isn't dead, despite what you've heard. Learn how poetry flows and master your words.

April 23 – Poetry Boot Camp: Close Reading, Criticism and Feedback / What feedback is actually helpful for fellow writers? The techniques in this workshop aim to improve feedback and help participants get more out of the poetry reading experience.

April 30 – Poetry Boot Camp: Symbol, Simile and Metaphor / Light up your writing for audiences using techniques that draw effective comparisons, such as symbol, simile and metaphor.

Jeremy Jusek received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arcadia. He is a recipient of two poetry awards, including the Emerson Prize. His poems have appeared in several publications.


See all #readwritepoetry events celebrating National Poetry Month.

TAGS: | Writing |

Parma Branch

parmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 440.885.5362
Fax: 440.884.2263
Branch manager
Kathleen Sullivan

Hours
Mon, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 21 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Sep 22 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Sep 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Conference Room A/B (121)
Fri, Sep 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Registration required.
Registration is now closed

Large Meeting Room A/B (185)
Fri, Sep 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Put on your space suit and take an imaginary rocket to the moon. Preschoolers will explore simple astronomy principles through hands-on activities and imaginative play.

Conference Room A (65)
Fri, Sep 21, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals after school.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Sat, Sep 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Mon, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Conference Room A (65)
Mon, Sep 24, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room A (65)
Mon, Sep 24, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Conference Room C (35)
Mon, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
A casual conversation group where new English speakers can practice conversation skills with native speakers. Refreshments provided. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of Parma Libraries.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Mon, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Study Room 6
Tue, Sep 25, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Sep 25, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Tue, Sep 25, 10:30am - 10:45am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Sep 25, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Tue, Sep 25, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room C (35)
Tue, Sep 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Do you love LEGO? Come build with us! We supply the bricks you supply the imagination. Registration required.

Conference Room B (40)
Tue, Sep 25, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Tue, Sep 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn essential skills for using your Android Tablet. You must bring your own Android Tablet to practice on. Registration is required.

Technology Learning Center (16)
Wed, Sep 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Sep 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Conference Room A (65)
Wed, Sep 26, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Teen (49)
Wed, Sep 26, 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Join us after school as we transform the teen space into a place for creating. The program starts on Sept 5 – Dec. 12. No programs on Oct. 31 and Nov. 21. Click on Maker Club for more information.

Conference Room B (40)
Wed, Sep 26, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Large Meeting Room A/B (185)
Wed, Sep 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Young Jan and his magical new friend perform feats of magic and solve riddles to try to best Kostiei, the trickster king of the enchanted forest. Talk back session with the actors after performance.

Study Room 6
Thu, Sep 27, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Homework Center (49)
Thu, Sep 27, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Thu, Sep 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (49)
Thu, Sep 27, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Thu, Sep 27, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room C (35)
Thu, Sep 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Share your poetry with amateur and seasoned poets alike in a comfortable setting.

Conference Room A/B (121)
Fri, Sep 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Registration required.
Registration is now closed

Conference Room A (65)
Fri, Sep 28, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals after school.

Homework Center (49)
Fri, Sep 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Sat, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Sat, Sep 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Mon, Oct 01, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Conference Room A (65)
Mon, Oct 01, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room A (65)
Mon, Oct 01, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Conference Room C (35)
Mon, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
A casual conversation group where new English speakers can practice conversation skills with native speakers. Refreshments provided. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of Parma Libraries.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Mon, Oct 01, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Study Room 6
Tue, Oct 02, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Oct 02, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Tue, Oct 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Oct 02, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Tue, Oct 02, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room B (40)
Tue, Oct 02, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Large Meeting Room A (100)
Tue, Oct 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration Required.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Oct 03, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Oct 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Conference Room A (65)
Wed, Oct 03, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Teen (49)
Wed, Oct 03, 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Join us after school as we transform the teen space into a place for creating. The program starts on Sept 5 – Dec. 12. No programs on Oct. 31 and Nov. 21. Click on Maker Club for more information.

Conference Room B (40)
Wed, Oct 03, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Study Room 6
Thu, Oct 04, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Homework Center (49)
Thu, Oct 04, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Thu, Oct 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (49)
Thu, Oct 04, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Thu, Oct 04, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room A/B (121)
Fri, Oct 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Registration required.
Registration is now closed

Large Meeting Room A/B (185)
Fri, Oct 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages 1-3 yrs w Parent/Caregiver. Boost your toddler's brain through play!

Conference Room A (65)
Fri, Oct 05, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals after school.

Homework Center (49)
Fri, Oct 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Homework Center (49)
Sat, Oct 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Calling all Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelists. Bring your cards and join us for casual and or tournament play. Players of all levels welcome. Prizes! Sponsored by the Friends of the Parma Library 

Story/Craft Room (49)
Sat, Oct 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Conference Room A/B (121)
Sat, Oct 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hands-on building and technology challenges give you the chance to solve problems, be creative and work with real engineers. Sponsored by STAR Net and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
This event is full

Story/Craft Room (49)
Mon, Oct 08, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Conference Room C (35)
Mon, Oct 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Please join us for a book discussion of Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Books will be available one month prior to the discussion.

Conference Room A (65)
Mon, Oct 08, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room A (65)
Mon, Oct 08, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Conference Room C (35)
Mon, Oct 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
A casual conversation group where new English speakers can practice conversation skills with native speakers. Refreshments provided. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of Parma Libraries.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Mon, Oct 08, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Study Room 6
Tue, Oct 09, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Oct 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room C (35)
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00am - 11:30am
Please contact the branch for this month's selection. Sponsored by the Friends of the Parma Library. Pick up books at the circulation desk one month before the discussion.

Technology Learning Center (16)
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Tue, Oct 09, 10:30am - 10:45am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Oct 09, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Tue, Oct 09, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room B (40)
Tue, Oct 09, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Oct 09, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Join us for pizza and engaging conversation for the whole family.

Conference Room C (35)
Tue, Oct 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Discover the therapeutic benefits of coloring.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Oct 10, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Oct 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Conference Room A (65)
Wed, Oct 10, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Teen (49)
Wed, Oct 10, 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Join us after school as we transform the teen space into a place for creating. The program starts on Sept 5 – Dec. 12. No programs on Oct. 31 and Nov. 21. Click on Maker Club for more information.

Conference Room B (40)
Wed, Oct 10, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Wed, Oct 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly Movie Discussion Group - October movie is Concussion.

Study Room 6
Thu, Oct 11, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Homework Center (49)
Thu, Oct 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Thu, Oct 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (49)
Thu, Oct 11, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Thu, Oct 11, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Large Meeting Room A/B (185)
Fri, Oct 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages 1-3 yrs w Parent/Caregiver. Boost your toddler's brain through play!

Conference Room A (65)
Fri, Oct 12, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals after school.

Homework Center (49)
Fri, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Sat, Oct 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Sat, Oct 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Mon, Oct 15, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Conference Room A (65)
Mon, Oct 15, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room A (65)
Mon, Oct 15, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Conference Room C (35)
Mon, Oct 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
A casual conversation group where new English speakers can practice conversation skills with native speakers. Refreshments provided. No registration. Sponsored by the Friends of Parma Libraries.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Mon, Oct 15, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Study Room 6
Tue, Oct 16, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Oct 16, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Tue, Oct 16, 10:30am - 10:45am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (49)
Tue, Oct 16, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Tue, Oct 16, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room B (40)
Tue, Oct 16, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Technology Learning Center (16)
Tue, Oct 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Conference Room A (65)
Tue, Oct 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a three week course on American Sign Language taught by Tri-C educator Marietta Crapps.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:20am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Oct 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Conference Room A (65)
Wed, Oct 17, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Teen (49)
Wed, Oct 17, 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Join us after school as we transform the teen space into a place for creating. The program starts on Sept 5 – Dec. 12. No programs on Oct. 31 and Nov. 21. Click on Maker Club for more information.

Conference Room B (40)
Wed, Oct 17, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room C (35)
Wed, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield. No Registration Required. Books available 30 days prior to discussion.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Wed, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
1-2-3 Read

Study Room 6
Thu, Oct 18, 9:00am - 5:30pm
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialists availability.

Homework Center (49)
Thu, Oct 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free GED®/HSE classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Thu, Oct 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Homework Center (49)
Thu, Oct 18, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Conference Room A (65)
Thu, Oct 18, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals for children after school.

Conference Room A (65)
Thu, Oct 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you a LEGOTM fanatic? Want to tackle building challenges with friends? Bring your imagination and we'll supply the bricks.

Large Meeting Room A/B (185)
Thu, Oct 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration Required

Large Meeting Room A/B (185)
Fri, Oct 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages 1-3 yrs w Parent/Caregiver. Boost your toddler's brain through play!

Conference Room A (65)
Fri, Oct 19, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank we will provide nutritious meals after school.

Homework Center (49)
Fri, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Engage your imaginative self with open-ended art explorations. Examine the works of art masters and explore various mediums such as paint, pastels and clay. All materials are included.

Story/Craft Room (49)
Sat, Oct 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.