Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 – 12:00 at the Wakefield Farmer’s Market
Have you always wanted a poem written just for you? The Traveling Poetry Emporium will be joining us at the library’s first pop-up session at the Farmer’s market.
How it works: Name any topic you want. Then, in less than five minutes, The Traveling Poetry Emporium composes an original, full-length poem on an antique manual typewriter, reads it aloud, and gives it to you to take home, tucked into a plastic laminate sleeve for safekeeping.
It’s all free and there’s no need to sign up. Just drop by and visit the pop-up library by the lake!
About the poets:
Cassandra de Alba’s work has appeared in Best Indie Lit New England, Tinderbox, Gabby, smoking glue gun, and Underblong, among other places. Her chapbook habitats, a collection of poems about deer, was released in 2016 by Horse Less Press. A Tent Fellow for Creative Writing and Pink Door Fellow, she reads for pizza pi press and lives in Massachusetts.
Julia Story is the author of Post Moxie (Sarabande Books), winner of the Ploughshares 2010 John C. Zacharis First Book Award, and a chapbook, TheTrapdoor (dancing girl press). Her recent work can be read at Sixth Finch, H_NGM_N, Gulf Coast, and Diode. She is 2016 recipient of a Pushcart Prize and lives in Somerville, MA with her husband and two Dachshunds.
For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2, or e-mail us at