…her poems, essays, memoirs, songs have changed so many lives. Comforted so many, given hope to so many, strengthened us all!
Head to the Worcester Public Library main library at 3 Salem Square tonight to celebrate a great American artist, the late Maya Angelou. Come and sing her songs, speak her poetry, watch video clips of her!
A GATHERING IN MY NAME – A CELEBRATION OF MAYA ANGELOU
6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, July 22
Worcester Public Library
in the Saxe room
Celebration hosted by the fabulous Parlee, Keesha, Robert and friends! Love Parlee – Worcester’s Maya!
By John Monfredo, Worcester School Committee member
We live in a society of doubters, a society in which so many thrive on the negative. Listen to the news or read the newspaper: the majority of stories are about despair. So when two fourth grade students wrote to me last spring from Mrs. Quitadamo’s class at Nelson Place about supporting their initiative to have “Poem in Your Pocket Day” in Worcester I was thrilled to hear about the class’ idea. More important, it was wonderful to have students articulate their ideas in writing.
Callista Pacheco, one of the students, stated in her letter: “My fourth grade class celebrated “Put a Poem in Your Pocket Day” in a very festive way. We made our own paper pockets and shared them with three other classes. We also gave them their own poems for their pockets.” She went on to say the idea originated in New York City and the “Mayor does it too.” Continue reading “Put a poem in your pocket,” Worcester!