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Off the Page: Poetry As Activism with Laura Shoemaker

November 4, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library hosts poet Laura Shoemaker as part of “Off the Page Literary Celebration” for a workshop using poetry as a form of activism. Laura has worked in higher education, educational publishing and editing, and nonprofit administration. As of Fall 2022, Laura joined USF as a visiting professor. She previously taught undergraduate writing courses at Ringling College of Art and Design, the State College of Florida, and the University of Washington.

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Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Library Foundation for Sarasota County. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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November 4, 2023 @ 3:30 pm -
November 4, 2023 @ 4:30 pm


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Laura Shoemaker, Poet and Visiting Professor, University of South Florida
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Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
2801 Newtown Blvd.
Sarasota, Florida 34234
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