In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Louisiana Center for the Book is announcing the sixth annual Just Listen to Yourself: The Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets program. Peter Cooley, Louisiana Poet Laureate, will host the event Thursday, April 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Seminar Center at the State Library of Louisiana, 701 N. Fourth St. in Baton Rouge.
Cooley has invited poets from throughout the state to participate in readings of their works. Included are Jack Bedell, Darrell Bourque, Mary Katherine Brake, Gina Ferrara, Lara Glenum, Kelly Harris, Julie Kane, Donney Rose, and John Warner Smith.
Registration is not required for this free event, and attendees are invited to bring brown bag lunches.
The Louisiana Center for the Book was established in the State Library of Louisiana in 1994 for the purpose of stimulating public interest in reading, books and libraries. For more information, visit www.state.lib.la.us.