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July 13, 2024

Former Poet Laureate to read, sign books at El Teatro

Courtesy of the San Benito County Arts Council:

Join California Poets in the Schools for a Poetry Reading & Book Signing with former United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Friday, August 2 from 7:30-9:00 PM at El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sanbenitoarts.eventbrite.com.

About Jaun Felipe Herrera
In 2015 Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed the 21st United States Poet Laureate, the first Mexican-American to hold the position. Herrera grew up in California as the son to migrant farmers, which he has commented strongly shaped much of his work. A Washington Post article tells the story that “As a child, Herrera learned to love poetry by singing about the Mexican Revolution with his mother, a migrant farmworker in California. Inspired by her spirit, he has spent his life crossing borders, erasing boundaries and expanding the American chorus.”

For more information on California Poets in the Schools statewide symposium, CREATIVITY FOR CHANGE, which takes place in San Juan Bautista on August 2-4, visit www.californiapoets.org.

Please contact the Arts Council to learn more at 831.636.2787 or [email protected].