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Poetry in The Branches National Institute

Keynote speaker Robert Pinsky, guest poets Kate Rushin, Dave Johnson & Quincy Troupe

Oct 17, 2003 | 12:00 am - Oct 19, 2003 | 12:00 am

Since 1995, poetry has thrived in New York City’s public library branches because of the Poets House initiative, Poetry in The Branches. Collections are fresh and current, librarians are well-versed in poetry programming, and in some locations poetry circulation has tripled because of this program. Conceived and developed as a replicable program model, PITB has now entered a phase of national expansion. Poets House brings the PITB model to librarians all over the country via intensive trainings. The centerpiece of this training is our Poetry in The Branches National Institute, a comprehensive weekend-long immersion in the model.

The 2003 Institute will cover a wide range of nuts-and-blots information about programming with poetry in diverse library settings, collection development, display and publicity, and will provide experience listening to, discussing and writing poetry.

Location Poets House, Spring Street Sponsored By Poets House


Oct 17, 2003 | 12:00 am
Oct 19, 2003 | 12:00 am
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The 2013 Poetry in The Branches National Institute will be a special one-day training session for Children’s and Youth Services Librarians!

Connect personally with our guest poets and speakers including Newberry Award-winning author Nancy Willard, poet Dave Johnson and others with long term experience working with young people, who will provide practical tips and inspiration to attendees. Explore our 50,000-volume collection and discover resources for developing your library’s poetry collection with an eye toward youth and children. Institute training subjects will include programming, publicity tips, evaluation and marketing. Attendees will leave with a practical poetry plan for their own library and lots of nuts-and-bolts information to help make that plan a reality.

Thanks to a generous grant for the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation registration is free to librarians from the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queensborough Public Library Systems. Others interested in making poetry come alive for young people in community settings please contact PiTB Coordinator please contact Reggie Harris at; 212-431-7920 x2842.

Location Poets House, Spring Street Sponsored By Poets House


Apr 5, 2013
12:00 am