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Area Poet presents ‘Carl Sandburg and Me,’ April 15

Area Poet presents “Carl Sandburg and Me”

In celebration of April’s National Poetry Month, West Florida Literary Federation’s third Tuesday open mic will feature Gulf Breeze poet Jack Brooking, who writes under the pen name Jack Beach, presenting “Carl Sandburg and Me” on Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m., second floor Pensacola Cultural Center.

Brooking, who shares his hometown of Galesburg, Illinois, with the Pulitzer-prize winning poet, will discuss poetic things he learned from the works of Sandburg, tell anecdotes about meeting Sandburg and seeing him perform, plus read from the works of Sandburg. The short program is followed by an open mic where area writers read original works. Come to listen or to read. Refreshments at 6:30, readings begin at 7 p.m. 400 S. Jefferson, downtown Pensacola. For more information visit wflf.org or call 932-6812.