CARRBORO, N.C. – Mayor Damon Seils has officially proclaimed April as Poetry Month in Carrboro. This proclamation recognizes the importance of poetry in the community and celebrates the legacy and ongoing achievements of poets in Carrboro.
Throughout the month of April, Carrboro will be celebrating Poetry Month with a variety of events and activities, including poetry readings, workshops, and performances. There are both in person and online events and all the events will be free.
“I encourage all residents to celebrate poetry and poets by reading, listening to, and sharing poems and by attending Poetry Month events, which are listed on the Town’s website at carrboronc.gov,” says Mayor Seils.
The Town of Carrboro established the position of poet laureate in 2002 to enhance the presence of poetry in the social and civic life of Carrboro. The Town’s signature poetry event, the annual West End Poetry Festival, will be held in October to bring together poets of diverse styles, backgrounds, and stages of development to share poems and their love of poetry.
For more information about Poetry Month events and activities in Carrboro, please read the full proclamation at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12601/2023-Poetry-Month-Proclamation and visit our Community Events Calendar at https://www.carrboronc.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=14,46 .