April is National Poetry Month and a continuation of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, and Broward County Library celebrates these occasions by virtually hosting Miami native, poet Peter Schmitt. Schmitt will read selections from his new, sixth collection, Goodbye, Apostrophe (Regal House Publishing), and provide background on the poems. He will also discuss the role libraries have played in his life as a reader and writer, and will answer questions from the audience.
The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.
Broward Public Library Foundation is a proud sponsor of this program.
Founded in 1982, the Broward Public Library Foundation serves as the fundraising arm for the Broward County Library system, which has the distinction of being one of the 10 largest public library systems in the United States and the largest in the state of Florida. Each year, more than nine million walk-in customers visit the system's 39 locations and countless others access a wealth of free resources using digital e-technology.