Safford Library’s Festival of Poetry a Big Hit

family poetrypancakes and poetry On Thursday, April twenty first, the Library held its Annual Festival of Poetry. The event started at noon with pancakes and poetry for children. Each child was given the opportunity to pick out a book of poetry to sit down and read while enjoying a delicious pancake. The kids loved it. Later on that day there was a teen poetry slam, and then an adult poetry slam. It was a glorious evening for all who attended.

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” –John Keating (Dead Poets Society)