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Mementos & Metaphors Poetry Workshop- Session 1

In the month of April, instead of a traditional seminar, we are celebrating National Poetry Month BIG TIME! Every Monday in April starting April 8th, David A Romero will be at the Ovitt Family Community Library to present a workshop called "Mementos and Metaphors: Poems of Family and Identity". The workshop consists of four classes, each session building upon the other, aimed at helping workshop participants to connect to their roots while creating original poetry. Guest poets will be featured at select meetings.

This first session is focused on Writing and Memorization. Learn how to use themes, colorful language, and wordplay to produce your own original poem. Then learn techniques to help you memorize your poem.

David will be joined by Matt Sedillo.


David A. Romero is the author of Diamond Bars: The Street Version and Fuzhou. He has been featured at universities and spoken word venues across the Southland, receiving praise from writers and poets such as the Tony Award winner Poetri and the West Coast Editor of Rock and Rap Confidential, Lee Ballinger. He teaches his signature workshops in local schools, colleges, and detention centers, helping young students to produce their own anthologies. David received his Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Southern California as a double major in Film and Philosophy.

Matt Sedillo is the author of For What I Might Do Tomorrow. His work has been published in multiple anthologies and featured on national radio programs. He is a two-time national slam poet and grand slam champion of the Damn Slam Los Angeles 2011. He performs at universities, venues, and special events around the country. His writing is a fearless, challenging and at times, confrontational blend of humor, history and political theory.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through
a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.  Additional support
is provided by the Friends of the Ontario City Library.


As always, this event is free. All sessions of the Mementos and Metaphors Poetry Workshop will take place in the Storytime Room of the Ovitt Family Community Library.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Lovy at[masked] ext. 4117.


<3, Lovy

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  • sung

    Sorry for the late rsvp, but I think i might be able to make it.

    2 · April 8, 2013

    • sung

      Yeah, I was asian guy with the shaved head...lol. I apologize if I didn't offer a proper greeting but sometimes I have a difficulty associating people from their pictures:-( I'll be sure to say hi next time. But it was really fun, and also humbling to see so much talent.

      April 9, 2013

  • Diana C.

    Really good. I liked the challenge of writing about a family member and read my poem.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry I missed this. I just realized today is the date. I hope to make the next one at this location.

    1 · April 8, 2013

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