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.

August 2019

POETRY AT FILOLI: Storytelling & Poetry – Finding Identity in Family History

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Description: The program will begin with a brief presentation from the Cupertino Poet Laureate, Kaecey McCormick, followed by poetry on identity and family history read by invited speakers.

Who: Adults and Teens
When: Thursday, August 29, 6:00 – 7:00PM
Where: Filoli Historic House & Garden, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062
Contact: Visit Filoli’s website for more details (note: admission fee to enter the grounds)

September 2019

CALIFORNIA POETS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE: Poetry Reading and Book Signing

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Description: Cupertino Poet Laureate, Kaecey McCormick, is one of the invited readers along with Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present, Ally Ashton, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate 2011-2013, Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate 2017-present, and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice.

Who: Community members
When: Thursday, September 5 at 7:00PM
Where: Books, Inc., in Campbell (The Pruneyard, 1875 S Bascom Ave #600, Campbell, CA 95008)

 

October 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: Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 – 8:45 PM
Session 2: Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 – 8:45 PM
Where: Cupertino Library, Teen Group Study Room
Contact: Please email Kaecey for more information

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: Wednesday, October 23, 7:00-8:30PM
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 four-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 – Wednesday, October 16, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Session 2 – Finding and Defining Home Today – Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: TBD
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 four-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 3 – Getting There: Poetry of Journeys and Maps – Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Session 4 – Dreamscapes: Poetry of Imagined Places – Wednesday, November 20, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Where: TBD
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!)