The San Bernardino Public Library, in collaboration with California Center for the Book and Poets & Writers, Inc, will be hosting a poetry workshop by Olga García Echeverría on Saturday, May 19, 2018. This free workshop will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in Kellogg Room B at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th Street in San Bernardino.
In this workshop, we'll be using short/fun poetic forms to say something about who we are, where we come from, and what we love. We will also be making our own poetry books made out of brown paper lunch bags and using recycled materials and our short poems to decorate them. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unleash and nurture the writer and the brown-paper-bag artist in you!
Olga García Echeverría is an ultra-Libra in love with the ocean, the clouds, the birds, the trees, and the disappearing bees. She is the author of Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas. Her work appears in anthologies such as, Lavandería: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash, and Words, U.S. Latino Literature Today, Telling Tongues: A Latin@ Anthology on Language, and Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzalduan Borderlands. Olga has a BA in Ethnic Studies and an MFA in creative writing. She teaches literature to college students at California State University Los Angeles and creative writing to 5th graders in Long Beach, CA. She lives, dreams, writes, and shape-shifts in Los Angeles.
This event is supported by the California Center for the Book and Poets & Writers, Inc. The California Center for the Book is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administrated in California by the State Librarian. Support for Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops program in California is provided by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support comes from the Friends of Poets & Writers.