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Library’s Fourth Saturdays poetry event this week

Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s Fourth Saturdays poetry series meets in person at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.

This month’s featured poets are Elline Lipkin and Jose Hernandez Diaz.

Lipkin is a research scholar with UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women. She served as poet laureate of Altadena and has had poems published in a variety of contemporary journals. Her first book, “The Errant Thread,” was selected by Eavan Boland for the Kore Press Book Award. Her second, “Girls’ Studies,” explores girlhood in the United States.

Jose Hernandez Diaz is the author of “The Fire Eater” and “Bad Mexican, Bad American,” and has had work featured in The American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Huizache, Iowa Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He also teaches creative writing for various organizations including Beyond Baroque, Litro Magazine, The Writer’s Center in Washington D.C., Hugo House, and Roots/Wounds/Words.

Fourth Saturdays follows Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Covid guidelines and is supported by Friends of the Claremont Library and grants. For more information, call (909) 621-4902.

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