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Ada Limón Reading, Poet Laureate of the United States

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Ada Limón Reading, Poet Laureate of the United States
Ada Limón Reading, Poet Laureate of the United States

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Jun 02, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Las Vegas, 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA

About the event

Poetry Promise, Inc., with Clark County Poet Laureate Angela M. Brommel, announce a special Poetry Promise Reading Series event featuring Ada Limόn, the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States. An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limόn Ada Limόn will read her award-winning poetry on Sunday, June 2, 2024, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, at the West Charleston Library Lecture Hall, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146. Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her most recent book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and wrote a poem that will be engraved on NASA’s Europa Clipper Spacecraft that will be launched to the second moon of Jupiter in October 2024. As the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States, her signature project is called You Are Here and focuses on how poetry can help connect us to the natural world. She will serve as Poet Laureate until the spring of 2025. In October of 2023, she was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. 💜 Admission is free and open to the public, and it is strongly recommended that you reserve seating in advance on Eventbrite. Tickets 💜 This program is produced by Poetry Promise, the Clark County Poet Laureate Program, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Nevada Humanities, and the Nevada Center for the Book, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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