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Sony Ton-Aime is a Haitian poet, essayist, and translator. He is the Michael I. Rudell Director of Literary Arts at Chautauqua Institution. In addition to his chapbook, LaWomann, he is the author of the Haitian Creole translation of the book Olympic Hero: The Lennox Kilgour’s Story. He is a co-founding editor of ID13, a journal that publishes the work of incarcerated people.
December 2nd
6:30 - 8:00 PM

In the Library's Fireplace Room



17th Annual

L. Bob

Writing for Pleasure in Service of Bridge Building
As we find ourselves in a deeply divided society, what we read and write, like our conversations, tend to follow certain categories and resonate only with those who share our stances. This only exacerbates our divides. What if writing for the sake of it could be a solution? In this lecture, we will see how encouraging many people to write simply for the pleasure of writing by using common points of departure can help us mend our divides.

Please note, per JPLA policy, a face covering is required for all adults and children over the age of two years. 

The Chautauqua Institution's Poetry Makerspace will be available for attendees to participate in following the lecture. Learn more about the Makerspace below. Mas
Poetry Makerspace
November 30th is Giving Tuesday! Please donate to the library during this national day of giving to support improvements to our Teen Area. All donations will go toward purchasing comfortable teen furniture that encourages reading and collaboration! For more information and to donate, visit our website.
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