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Who Says Boys Don’t Love Poetry?

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Jacob Gubala shows off his "Poetry Rocks" sign created especially for the youth section of The Downtown Clearwater Poetry Walk on April 19th. Thirty children read their poetry for enthusiastic listeners. Poet and storyteller, Elyse Aronson, known as Mz Goose, the Modern Day Mother Goose, led the event, assisted by Nancy Shaeffer as The Enchanted Mermaid.

 poetry kid.jpg

Jacob Gubala shows off his "Poetry Rocks" sign created especially for the youth section of The Downtown Clearwater Poetry Walk on April 19th. Thirty children read their poetry for enthusiastic listeners. Poet and storyteller, Elyse Aronson, known as Mz Goose, the Modern Day Mother Goose, led the event, assisted by Nancy Shaeffer as The Enchanted Mermaid. Their illustrated poems will be part of a special collection given to the Clearwater Public Library.

Mayor Frank Hibbard proclaimed April 19 as Clearwater Poetry Day in a special proclamation. Clearwater Poetry Day, co-sponsored by the Clearwater Main Street Program and Artists In Action, International will be an annual event. "It was great to see the children combine their poetry and art on the streets of downtown Clearwater," said Anne Fogarty, Downtown Clearwater Programs Coordinator. "We hope to make the event bigger and better next year."

 

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