Kids Poetry Reading
Wednesday, August 1, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition and Poetry Reading for the publication of two new books:
Animal Kzoo, by the Not Yet Poets
These handmade books contain poems and prints by students from the Boys & Girls Club and Parks & Recreation of Kalamazoo who attended a six-week book arts workshop. The kids worked with local poet Rose Willey to write poetry and short stories, then made handmade paper for the interior and cover of the book, created relief prints for the images, and bound the books by hand. Each student finished the workshop with a copy of a book that they wrote and illustrated in collaboration with their friends.
We are very proud of the work these students have done, and would like to invite you to come celebrate their achievement with a reception for parents, friends, and the general public at the KBAC. During this event we will display the books in the gallery and the kids will participate in a poetry reading.