CPL Upcoming & Current Events

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

June 2019

CREATIVITY SERIES: Nature-made poetry (session 1)file-20180820-30593-1nxanpj

Description:
Join Cupertino Poet Laureate, Kaecey McCormick, in this three-part creativity series combining the natural world and poetry. Participants may join for one, two, or all three sessions. In each session, a different type of poetry and natural influence will be explored. Participants are invited to share their poetry during the August Community Poetry Night (8/8).
Who: High school teens and Adults (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
When: Wednesday 6/26; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Cupertino Library Story Room
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information or to register

July 2019

CREATIVITY SERIES: Nature-made poetry (session 2)

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Description: Join Cupertino Poet Laureate, Kaecey McCormick, in this three-part creativity series combining the natural world and poetry. Participants may join for one, two, or all three sessions. In each session, a different type of poetry and natural influence will be explored. Participants are invited to share their poetry during the August Community Poetry Night (8/8).
Who: High school teens and Adults (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
When: Wednesday 7/31; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Cupertino Library Story Room
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information or to register

August 2019

CREATIVITY SERIES: Nature-made poetry (session 3)

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Description: Join Cupertino Poet Laureate, Kaecey McCormick, in this three-part creativity series combining the natural world and poetry. Participants may join for one, two, or all three sessions. In each session, a different type of poetry and natural influence will be explored. Participants are invited to share their poetry during the August Community Poetry Night (8/8).
Who:
High school teens and Adults (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
When:
Wednesday 8/7; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Cupertino Library Story Room
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information or to register

COMMUNITY POETRY NIGHT: Inspired by Nature

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Description: 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 and Teens
When: Thursday August 8, 7:00 – 8:30PM
Where: Cupertino Library Story Room
Contact: Visit EVENTBRITE for more details and to register (coming soon!)

September 2019

TEEN POETRY SLAM: Workshop Series

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Description: Teens! Interested in learning more about the performance art of the poetry slam? Prepping for the 3rd Annual Cupertino Teen Poetry Slam? Then join Cupertino Poet Laureate Kaecey McCormick and guest workshop leaders 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: TBA
Session 2: TBA
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information

October 2019

3rd ANNUAL TEEN POETRY SLAM: Slam Night!

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Description: Teens! Come on out and slam at the Cupertino 3rd 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!)
When: TBA
Where: TBA
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information
LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS Series 3: Poetry of Place

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Description: Join us in this third workshop series as we explore the Poetry of Place. We’ll investigate poetry related to homes, journeys, and maps in this three-part series. 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 – Poetry of our Childhood Home: (Date/Time TBA)
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
Contact: Email Kaecey for more information

November 2019

LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS Series 3: Poetry of Place

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Description: Join us in this third workshop series as we explore the Poetry of Place. We’ll investigate poetry related to homes, journeys, and maps in this three-part series. 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 2 – Finding and Defining Home (Date/Time TBA)
Session 3 – Getting There: Journeys and Maps (Date/Time TBA)
Where: Cupertino Library, Story Room
Contact: Email Kaecey for more information

December 2019

COMMUNITY POETRY NIGHT: Long Nights and Holidays

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Description: 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 and Teens
When: Thursday Dec 12, 7:00 – 8:30PM
Where: Cupertino Library Story Room
Contact: Visit EVENTBRITE for more details and to register (coming soon!)