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Check Out Arlington’s Poetry Booth This Weekend

Arlington poetry boothApril is National Poetry Month and Arlington has a number of activities planned to help promote poetry and the literary arts. Two are taking place this Sunday, April 10.

First, a Peanuts-like poetry booth (left) will be set up at the Columbia Pike farmers market starting at 10 a.m. A local poet will offer a free poem or literary advice to anyone who asks. The booth will also be set up at the market the following Sunday.

Other poets will staff the booth at the Shirlington Branch Library on Thursday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m., and at the Westover library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 and 28.

Also taking place Sunday is a free poetry reading by the six winners of Arlington’s 16th annual Moving Words poetry competition. That’s scheduled for 4 p.m. at Iota Club and Cafe (2832 Wilson Blvd).

Arlington County announced earlier this week that it’s accepting applications in an effort to select the county’s first poet laureate.

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