CPL Upcoming & Current Events

Please take a moment to preview the ongoing and upcoming Cupertino Poet Laureate events! Past CPL events can be found on the Past Events page.  

September 2018

CREATIVITY SERIES: Sound and Sense senses
Description:  Discover the beauty of the spoken word and the sounds of poetry help create meaning and mood. No creative writing experience necessary! Register through Cupertino Parks & Rec or email Kaecey to reserve a seat!
-Session 1: Sonic Boom: In this session, we will explore the human voice as an interpretive instrument as we both listen to and read poetry, looking for ways the sounds of language are used to create meaning and mood.
-Session 2: Sense Sensations: The best description tells us about an object without
ever naming it. In session two, we’ll explore how using the five senses not only improves poetry but our everyday observational skills as well.

Who: Adults, Seniors REGISTRATION REQUIRED through Parks & Rec *
You do NOT need to be a member of the Senior Center to attend! Open to the public (if you park in the Senior Center parking lot, please ask for a parking pass at the front desk to avoid a pricey ticket!).  

When:
     Session 1: Tuesday September 11, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Reg CODE: 13477)
     –Session 2: Tuesday September 18, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Reg CODE: 13478)
Where: Cupertino Senior Center
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information

COMMUNITY POETRY NIGHT: Celebrate the Change of Seasons! autumn-equinox-1024x640
Description: Celebrate the upcoming change of season when summer fades to fall with this night of community poetry! The evening will begin with a brief presentation from the Cupertino Poet Laureate, Kaecey McCormick, followed by poetry read/recited by invited speakers. The floor will then open to everyone for an open mic portion of the evening! Come to listen & enjoy, or bring a poem to share (original or borrowed)! Readers – please sign in upon arrival.

Who: Adults, Teens – RSVP at EventBrite
WhenThursday, Sept. 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
WhereCupertino Library, Story Room

ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

TEEN POETRY SLAM: Workshop Series 
close up photography of microphoneDescription:  Teens! Interested in learning more about the performance art of the poetry slam? Join Cupertino Poet Laureate Kaecey McCormick and guest workshop leaders Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Mike McGee and slammer extraordinaire Kim Johnson at two workshops designed to introduce the power of the slam. Come to one or both workshops!

Who: Teens (TEENS ONLY – must be in GRADE 6 or above!)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED through the Cupertino Library   
When:
     Session 1: Wednesday September 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
     –Session 2: Wednesday September 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information; please register at http://www.sccl.org

October 2018

2nd ANNUAL TEEN POETRY SLAM: Slam Night! greyscale photo of man singing Description:  Teens! Come on out and slam at the Cupertino 2nd Annual Teen Poetry Night! Prizes for the top finishers! Not sure you want to recite your poetry? That’s okay! Come out and serve as one of our audience judges! Or simply come to enjoy the poetry of Cupertino’s teen poets.

Who: Everyone is free to attend! (ONLY TEENS may enter the slam, however – must be in GRADE 6 or above!)
WhenWednesday October 3, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Quinlan Community Center
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information

LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS: Workshop Series 2: The Art of Recklessness LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS (1)
Description: Join us in this second four-part workshop series as we play with risk taking and recklessness in poetry. More details to come!  No previous poetry or writing experience necessary! Attend one, some, or all of the meetings in the series. Please email Kaecey to reserve a seat.
Who: Adults REGISTRATION REQUIRED
When:
     –Session 1: Thursday October 4, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
     –Session 2: Thursday October 18, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

November 2018

LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS: Workshop Series 2: The Art of Recklessness LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS (1)
Description: Join us in this second four-part workshop series as we play with risk taking and recklessness in poetry. More details to come! No previous poetry or writing experience necessary! Attend one, some, or all of the meetings in the series. Please email Kaecey to reserve a seat.
Who: Adults REGISTRATION REQUIRED
When:
     Session 3: Thursday November 1, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
     –Session 4: Thursday November 15, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information