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Speaker Series: Meet Lynne Thompson, New Poet Laureate of Los Angeles | April 26

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Monday, April 26, 2021 — 12:00 pm

Since being appointed to her position as Poet Laureate in 2021 by Mayor Garcetti, Lynne Thompson has been busy spreading the art and the beauty of language around the city, treating her audiences to poetic readings.

We are delighted to welcome her to do the same for the Ebell. We will hear about her path to this honor and what it will entail for the next two years.

Thompson serves on the Boards of Cave Canem and the Los Angeles Review of Books and is chair of the Scripps College Board of Trustees. She is the author of Start With a Small Guitar and Beg No Pardon, winner of the Perugia Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award.

Her manuscript, Fretwork, won the Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize and was published in 2019. Other recent work appears or is forthcoming in New York QuarterlyNew England ReviewPleiadesBlack Warrior Review, and the 2020 Best American Poetry. She has shared this preview. Come hear more!

Ticket Info

Our virtual Ebell programs are free, but donations are greatly appreciated and help the organization during these unprecedented times.

12:00 pm PST

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Contact Information

Vivian Arterbery, Chair

If you have questions about this event, please email: meredyth@ebelloflosangeles.com


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