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Bonnie Johnson & Nat Needle: Spine Poems and Jazz Night

April 19 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Bonnie Johnson & Nat Needle: Spine Poems and Jazz Night
Friday, April 19, 7pm
In honor of National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, join us for our second – hopefully-annual! – Spine Poems and Jazz Night! Create a Spine Poem and listen to music provided by Nat Needle and his students with WICN Colors of Jazz host Bonnie Johnson! We will use Annette Dauphin Simon’s fabulous book Spine Poems: An Eclectic Collection of Found Verse for Book Lovers as the model for creating our own short verses using the spines of books here at the bookstore. “Writing” a spine poem is fun, it’s quick (~5 minutes, unless you start reading the books), it’s easy. In fact, they pretty much write themselves!

Bonnie Johnson is an innovative design thinker, radio personality and public speaker. She is producer and on-air host of Colors of Jazz, a weekly program streaming live online at the NPR affiliate station 90.5 WICN. In addition to positioning herself in media as a jazz presenter, Bonnie is a content creator, podcast producer and data engineer. Stealth in her track record of advancing the cultural exchange, Bonnie delivers STEM leadership, and seeks to find pathways for collaboration through the lens of music and social justice.

Paul Szlosek

TidePool Bookshop

372 Chandler St. Unit 101
Worcester, MA 01602
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