Memoirist visiting Brethren Village Kids will read original poetry Change discarded books into art
Carol O'Dell will present "Caretaking Catharsis: How Humor Can Lighten the Load" at 6 p.m. Thursday in Wolfe Auditorium, Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike.
She is the award-winning author of "Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir" and has appeared on CNN, PBS and NBC TV. The first 25 people to register will receive a free autographed copy of her book.
Poetry Paths will host the fourth annual Kids Poetry Reading from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St. It is free to the public.
Students from Burrowes, Wharton, Buchanan, King, and Carter & McRae elementary schools have been studying and writing poetry under the direction of former Lancaster County Poet Laureate Barbara Buckman Strasko, acting as Poet in the Schools. More than 60 students will read original poetry inspired by the city. Music For Everyone String Ensemble and Vinegar Creek Constituency also will perform; refreshments will be served.
Poetry Paths annually offers writing workshops and field trips to 250 public elementary and middle-school students annually. Student poetry also is published in a journal.
A free Altered Book Workshop with Lancaster artist Mimi Shapiro is set for adults and teens from 5:45-7:45 p.m. May 8 at Lancaster Public Library.
Recycle the library's discarded books into works of art; creations will be displayed at the library. Bring your own embellishment materials.
Register online at lpl-alteredbook.eventbrite.com.