Poetry comes to Claremont at CUCC

Every fourth Sunday, poetry comes to the city of Claremont, and this Sunday, September 26 is no exception.

At 2 p.m. in the Claremont United Church of Christ’s Louise Roberts Room, poets Andrea Carter Brown and Beverly Lafontaine will bring their unique stylings to guests for this month’s Fourth Sunday poetry readings.

Currently known for her newest award-winning poetry, “September 12,” Ms. Carter Brown is also known as the author of “Domestic Karma” (2018), “The Disheveled Bed” (2006), and 2001’s Sow Ear Press Chapbook prize winner, “Brook and Rainbow.”

Ms. Lafontaine, a Los Angeles-born poet and playwright, is known for her theater productions and has had her poetry published in various poetry journals and anthologies. Her works have appeared in “Poets Reading the News,” “MORIA,” “Spillway,” “Beyond the Lyrical Moment,” “Blue Satellite,” and “So Luminous the Wildflowers.”

“Her cross-genre projects include six of her poems incorporated into ‘Walk a Mile in My Shoes,’ a sculptural art project erected by the City of Los Angeles in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and ‘Scenes from Sarajevo’ in which she collaborated with composer Tom Flaherty to produce a prize-winning chamber music piece for voice, cello and viola,” read a new release describing Ms. Lafontaine.

Admission is free and residents are allowed to attend in person. However, all must be prepared to follow local covid protocols (i.e. masks and social distancing) when possible.

This event is presented in association with the Claremont Helen Renwick Library & Friends of the Claremont Library. For more information, contact the Claremont Helen Renwick Library at (909) 621-4902. The Claremont United Church of Christ is located at 233 West Harrison Avenue, north of the Claremont Village.


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