Louder Than a Bomb!

Warm up for Wordplaygrounds or just enjoy an amazing film on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm when the library will screen Louder Than a Bomb. This exhilarating, award-winning documentary follows four teams of young poets as they prepare for the world’s largest youth poetry slam, which draws more than 600 teenagers from over 60 Chicago area schools. Roger Ebert named Louder Than a Bomb one of the ten best documentaries of 2011. The library’s event features an introduction by Glencoe’s own Bob Boone, whose writing program Young Chicago Authors sponsors Louder Than a Bomb.

And once you've been inspired don't forget to sign up for Wordplaygrounds by June 11th! Wordplaygrounds is a four-week writing workshop for students ages 13 to 18, led by New Trier English teacher John O'Connor. It will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 from June 19th through July 12th. The focus will be on poetry, though short story writing will be encouraged as well. Last summer the program was a big hit so make sure you get signed up before it sells out!

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