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Marcia Thompson, Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library, to be Featured

Marcia L. Thompson, Poet Laureate of the Altadena Library District, will perform a selection of her

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 work at the library's annual Poetry and Cookies event on Saturday April 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the library's Community Room. The public is invited to hear Ms. Thompson and other local poets perform their original poems. There will be an open reading following the main program, two drawings for great prizes and, of course, cookies. This event is free. For more information please call 626-798 0833 or check the library's website at http://www.altadenalibrary.org.

Since publishing her first book entitled, The Wisdom In Your Wings: A Poetic Tribute To Dr. Maya Angelou, Marcia and her family produced a theatrical adaptation of the tribute that ran in a local theater for three days last November. The production's next run will be at Pasadena City College.

In May, Marcia will graduate from Pacific Oaks College with a Master of Arts Degree in Human Development and a specialization in developmental education, leadership and human services. Her plan is to teach at a junior college and to continue developing workshops and curricular materials for schools and enrichment programs.

Beginning April 21, Marcia can be heard delivering her poetry along with other artists (novice and professionals) at Open Mic Under the Stars, a free spoken word community event scheduled to run every Friday evening from 7pm to 9pm at Farnsworth Park's amphitheater in Altadena.


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