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Poetry Workshop

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Madden Hills
Learn the knowledge and skills it takes to create impressive and powerful poetry. Hosted by AmeriCorps/Dayton Corps
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Poetry Workshop

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Madden Hills
Learn the knowledge and skills it takes to create impressive and powerful poetry. Hosted by AmeriCorps/Dayton Corps
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Calaveras Poetry Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room B
Learn about the Mexican tradition of Calaveras poetry, then write your own. Calaveras poems are epistolary and designed to honor the memory and spirit of lost loved ones. Presenter Joy Levett encourages participants to explore imagery through writing prompts to produce two template-based poems. 

Tyvek tarps and colorful Sharpies will be available for twenty participants to share their poems in a community Dayton Metro Library ofrenda, which will be installed at the 2018 Dia de Muertos Celebration on October 21, 2018.

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Calaveras Poetry Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westwood
Community Room
Learn about the Mexican tradition of Calaveras poetry, then write your own. Calaveras poems are epistolary and designed to honor the memory and spirit of lost loved ones. Presenter Joy Levett encourages participants to explore imagery through writing prompts to produce two template-based poems. 

Tyvek tarps and colorful Sharpies will be available for twenty participants to share their poems in a community Dayton Metro Library ofrenda, which will be installed at the 2018 Dia de Muertos Celebration on October 21, 2018.

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Calaveras Poetry Workshop

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Learn about the Mexican tradition of Calaveras poetry, then write your own. Calaveras poems are epistolary and designed to honor the memory and spirit of lost loved ones. Presenter Joy Levett encourages participants to explore imagery through writing prompts to produce two template-based poems. 

Tyvek tarps and colorful Sharpies will be available for twenty participants to share their poems in a community Dayton Metro Library ofrenda, which will be installed at the 2018 Dia de Muertos Celebration on October 21, 2018.

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Latif Bolat: A Night of Turkish Sufi Mystic Music, Dance & Poetry

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Latif Bolat plays Turkish Folk Music and devotional Sufi songs which are called Ilahi and Nefes, from the Anatolian peninsula.  The lyrics of Ilahis or Nefeses are taken largely from the great mystic poets Yunus Emre, Niyazi Misri and many other ancient troubadours of Turkey.  The program also includes sacred ballads composed by Latif Bolat.  Throughout the program, devotional poetry will be recited from 13th Century Sufi poets, Yunus Emre and Rumi. He is a native of the Turkish town of Mersin.  After receiving his degree in folklore and music at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey, he taught traditional music throughout the country.  He then went on to manage Ankara Halk Tiyatrosu, a musical theater company, which performed traditional musical plays.  Mr. Bolat received further degrees in Turkish History and Middle East Religion and Politics from Anakara University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.  His recent performance and teaching engagements include educational concerts/lectures at Carnegie Hall in NYC, soundtrack music for George Lucas Studio's "Young Indiana Jones", and PBS documentary "Mohammed: Legacy of a Prophet".  In additional to concerts and conferences in the United States, Latif Bolat plays festivals around the world.  He released four successful CDs in the US, co-authored the Turkish mystic Sufi poetry translations and anthology book: "Quarreling with God: Mystic Rebel Sufi Poems of the Dervishes of Turkey".  Please visit his website for more information at:  http://www.latifbolat.com.   
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