Event — Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

Tea and Fellowship with the Poet Laureate of Virginia

Where: The David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library

3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 3:30 pm

Details: April is National Poetry Month and to help celebrate this important literary occasion, the Washington Library invites you to an afternoon of Tea and Fellowship with Ron Smith, the Poet Laureate of Virginia.

Ron Smith will be joined by three former Poet Laureates of Virginia — Carolyn Foronda, Sofia Starnes, and Kelly Cherry — who will share historic tributes to George Washington, Mount Vernon, the founding of the nation, as well as more contemporary poetry. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April and is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture. This will be followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Cost: $50

This is an exclusive, members-only event.

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