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.  

October 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 1 – Scandalous Syntax: Thursday October 4, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
     –Session 2 – Daring Diction: 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 – Pleasure & Pain: Thursday November 1, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
     –Session 4 – Devilish Devices: Thursday November 15, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

December 2018

COMMUNITY POETRY NIGHT: Long Nights & Holidays happy-holidays
Description: Celebrate the longer nights and holiday season 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)!
Open Mic Readers – please sign in upon arrival.

Who: Adults, Teens – RSVP at EventBrite (coming soon!)
WhenThursday, Dec. 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library – Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

January 2019

CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Poetic Beginnings 
Description: New year, new poetry! Poetry writing can be freeing, but it can also be frustrating when you don’t know where to begin. In this workshop, we’ll mine our memories to generate powerful poetic material through individual and group exercises. No creative writing experience necessary!
Who: Ages 16 through Adult REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WhenTuesday January 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Quinlan Community Center
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information and to register

February 2019

COMMUNITY POETRY NIGHT: Theme TBA
pexels-photo-1032000.jpegDescription: 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)! 
Open Mic Readers – please sign in upon arrival
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Who: Adults, Teens – RSVP at EventBrite (coming soon!)
WhenThursday, Feb. 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Cupertino Library – Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

March 2019

CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: The Art of Poetry – Ekphrastic Poems 
Description: Ekphrastic poetry is often simply considered poetry about artwork. Come discover how ekphrasis can be much more in the exploratory workshop where we’ll play with the combination of art, poetry, and self-exploration. No creative writing experience necessary!
Who: Ages 16 through Adult REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WhenTuesday March 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Quinlan Community Center
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information and to register