Off the Page: The Story Behind The Stanzas

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Billie Jean King Main Library - Long Beach Public Library: 200 West Broadway Long Beach, CA 90802

Free poetry reading featuring Long Beach area poets sharing the stories behind their poems.

Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas is a poetry storytelling event. Three celebrated poets from the greater Long Beach area will read poems and tell the stories of how they came to be, revealing the secrets of their inspiration to an intimate audience in the brand new Miller Room at the Billie Jean King Main Library.

Presented by the Long Beach Public Library & Surprise the Line. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy this unique opportunity to hear the poets speak about their work and their process.


Alexandra Umlas

Gustavo Hernandez

Michelle Brittan Rosado

and open mic

Each of these poets is a unique part of the Long Beach poetry community with a published book. Come hear them share stories about their milestones, challenges, and triumphs on the poetic road!

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