National Poetry Month events with Cleveland Public Library

National Poetry Month is April, and Cleveland Public Library has several events to help you celebrate.

POETRY: What’s Your TYPE?: An exercise of collaborative verse where library patrons can contribute a line or stanza. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2-30 on the second floor of the Main Library. Click here for more information.

Create a Poet-Tree: Write poems on paper leaves and add them to the poet-tree. 4-6 p.m. April 2 at the Addison Branch, 6901 Superior Ave., 216-623-6906.

Open Mic Monday: Share an original or favorite poem, or just listen to others read theirs. Refreshments and door prizes are part of the fun. noon to 1 p.m. April 9 on the second floor of the Main Library.

Open Mic Poetry featuring Cleveland School of the Arts students: Listen as CSA students share their poetry, then the mic will open to all. Refreshments served. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 21 on the second floor of the Main Library.

Create a Tunnel Book: Create a haiku-theme tunnel book as a memento. 4-6 p.m. April 30 at the Carnegie West Branch, 1900 Fulton Road, 216-623-6927.

For more information, contact the Cleveland Public Library’s Literature Department at 216-623-2881, or visit

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