At each program, authors speak for about an hour, followed by a short question and answer session. Following the program, the featured author is typically available to sign copies of their works and restrictions for signing are subject to the author, their management, or event circumstances. Books will be available for purchase at the program from the Friends of the Library (subject to availability).
About Juan Felipe Herrera:
Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and activist. Herrera has been the United States Poet Laureate since 2015 – he was appointed to a second term in April of 2016. He is the first Hispanic poet to hold the position. Herrera's experiences as the child of migrant farmers have strongly shaped his work, such as the children's book Calling the Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award in 1997. Community and art have always been part of what has driven Herrera.
Herrera’s second term will begin September 1, 2016. He will follow previous multiyear laureates such as Natasha Trethewey, Kay Ryan, Ted Kooser, and Billy Collins and develop a second-term project. Details about his second-term project will be announced in late summer.
Herrera’s historic first term was noteworthy for his online project, La Casa de Colores, which is comprised of two initiatives: "La Familia," a submission-based epic poem asking for the participation of the general public, and "El Jardín," a series chronicling his experiences exploring and interacting with the Library’s resources and collections.
The author of 30 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children, Herrera’s most recent work is Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes (2014), a picture book showcasing inspiring Hispanic- and Latino-Americans, and Notes on the Assemblage (2015), a volume of poems.
What time do the doors open?
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Library offers 300 free underground parking spaces, accessible off Adams Street, including handicapped spaces and accessibility.
Are there assigned seats?
No. Seating is general admission.
Is handicapped seating available?
Yes. Handicapped seating is available.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring food / beverages inside McMaster Center.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call the Library at 419.259.5200.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is preferred, however, if you choose to utilize your mobile device, tickets can be scanned via your Eventbrite email receipt. Note: Screen shots/captures of the ticket receipt cannot be scanned. Please have your device with ticket receipt open and available for scanning at entry.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets will be refunded only if event would be cancelled.
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Toledo Lucas County Public Library
325 North Michigan Street
Toledo, OH 43604