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Apr 15 2024


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library


Mill Valley Public Library
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Building Bridges Book Club

MONDAY, April 15th | 6:30-7:30 PM


Read and discuss a book of poems with others who appreciate poetry and like to take a closer look at form, structure, and craft. Discussions will be lively and interactive, and participants will have a chance to share thoughts and ask questions. Come prepared to read your favorite poems, lines, and passages from the book aloud. Participants can request a library copy of the book during the registration process. You can also use your library card to get this title as a downloadable audiobook through Hoopla (no queues), and an ebook or audiobookthrough Libby (subject to availability),  (Contact library staff if you need help at 415-389-4292).

April's selection is An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. The discussion will be led by Jayne McPherson

In this stunning collection, Joy Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where the Mvskoke people, including her ancestors, were forcibly displaced. From her memory of her mother’s death to her beginnings in the Native rights movement to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo’s personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings.

Jayne McPherson is currently hosting a Haiku Writing Group at Marin Art & Garden Center. Past editor of Marin Poetry Center's High School Anthology, Sand & Salt Water, her writing has appeared in Modern Haiku, Spillway, and in the California Anthology, Corners of the Mouth. Her full-length collection Orphan at the Well, was published by Space Frame Books in San Rafael. She serves on the Marin Poetry Center Board.

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