Remembering the Place: Memoir to Poem - Virtual Poetry Reading

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Event Details

There is a place that begins every poem...

This poetry reading, co-hosted with past City of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, features participants from SBPL's Book to Action memoir to poem workshop and special guests. Poets will engage the audience in exploring their own memories and experiences through memoir in poem. Poets will be sharing with us poems of place, memory, home, and family.

Featured poets:
Angela Chikowero
Grant House
Kundai Chikowero
Linda Honikman
Seema Chopra
Simon Kiefer
Sojourner Rolle
Stephanie Batiste

Special readings from outgoing CIty of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Laure-Anne Bosselaar and newly inducted Poet Laureate Emma Trelles.

We hope you will join and participate in many of SBPL's scheduled Book to Action events. See the full list of Book to Action events HERE.

Free community copies of The Yellow House will be available on a first come, first served basis for those who register for this event. Please email to request a copy.


Book to Action is a grant-funded program through the California Center for the Book that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and multigenerational groups. In 2021, 35 library jurisdictions were selected to create a Book to Action series. Librarians work closely with community partners in engaging community members to read and discuss a book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events, and put their new-found knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the book.

California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Jen Lemberger
(805) 564-5621

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