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.  

April 2019

CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Poetic Beginnings images
Description: New season, new poetry – all in National Poetry Month! Poetry writing can be freeing, but it can also be frustrating when you don’t know where to begin. In this quick, lunch-hour workshop, you’ll step away from the stresses of the day and mine your memories to generate powerful poetic material through individual and group exercises. No creative writing experience necessary!

Who: Ages 16 through Adult REGISTRATION REQUIRED
When: Wednesday April 24, 12:00 – 1:00PM
Where: Cupertino Hills Swim and Racquet Club (click for address)
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information and to register

TEEN CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Poetic Art images (1)
Description: It’s National Poetry Month – let’s get your creative on! Poetry doesn’t mean rhyming couplets or lengthy sonnets. There are many ways to express yourself using creativity and poetry. Join Cupertino Poet Laureate Kaecey McCormick at this fun, interactive poetry workshop for middle- and high-school students. You’ll leave with a poetic piece of art!
All materials supplied. 

Who: Middle and High School REGISTRATION REQUIRED
WhenSaturday April 27th, 2:00 – 4:00PM
Where: Cupertino Library Story Room
Contact: Register on the Library website

May 2019

SCHOOL-AGE CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Sensational Senses and Powerful Poetry
downloadDescription: Whether it’s a scene, a situation, an idea, or a set of instructions, writing asks us to explain something in words. Poetry, on the other hand, paints us a picture. In this session we’ll learn about creating imagery from our senses and how to put it to use in different kinds of writing. 
Who:
School Age (grades 3-5) REGISTRATION REQUIRED
When:
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Where:
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Contact:
Please email Kaecey for more information

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 and a unique way of showcasing our poet work will be introduced. Participants are invited to share their poetry during the August Community Poetry Night (8/8).
Who: High school teens and Adults (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
When:
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Where:
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Contact:
Please email Kaecey for more information or to register

July 2019

CREATIVITY SERIES: Nature-made poetry (session 2)sECdX7Cqra4f90eZUQpJ_1082063325
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 and a unique way of showcasing our poet work will be introduced. Participants are invited to share their poetry during the August Community Poetry Night (8/8).
Who: High school teens and Adults (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
When:
 Coming soon!
Where:
 Coming soon!
Contact:
Please email Kaecey for more information or to register

August 2019

CREATIVITY SERIES: Nature-made poetry (session 3)download
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 and a unique way of showcasing our poet work will be introduced. Participants are invited to share their poetry during the August Community Poetry Night (8/8). 
Who:
High school teens and Adults (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
When: 
Coming soon!
Where: Coming soon!
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information or to register

COMMUNITY POETRY NIGHT: Inspired by Naturedownload (1)
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
WhenThursday 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 close up photography of microphoneDescription:  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! greyscale photo of man singing
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!)
WhenTBA
Where: TBA
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information

LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS Series 3: Poetry of Place LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS (1)
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)
WhereCupertino Library, Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

November 2019

LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS Series 3: Poetry of Place LUNCH HOUR LANGUAGE ARTISTS (1)
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)
WhereCupertino Library, Story Room
ContactEmail Kaecey for more information

December 2019

COMMUNITY POETRY NIGHT: Long Nights and Holidayshappy-holidays
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
WhenThursday Dec 12, 7:00 – 8:30PM
Where: Cupertino Library Story Room
Contact: Visit EVENTBRITE for more details and to register (coming soon!)