National Poetry Month

Join us for Poetry Month. We really have got it going on with lots of great events. Check out our Event Calendar HERE for more details.


April is National Poetry Month and Minot is celebrating with Poetry Palooza events all month and a poetry contest!*

Poetry Palooza will kick-off on Saturday, April 6th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Minot Public Library. Stop by the library to meet some First Responders, our READ Dog and even a snake or two! Partake in poetry-related activities throughout the library to get your special "Poetry Passport" stamped and once it's completed you'll get a prize. While you're here, enjoy some pizza from the Friends of the Library.

On Thursday, April 11th stop by Classic Rock Coffee for a Poetry Open Mic Night with special guest Max Patzner from Wild Hands. Bring your own poem to read or work with Max on creating one to share. Enjoy a free drink while you're there from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

Everyone is next invited to attend Poetry and Pottery which will be hosted at the STEAM Studio at 2915 10th Street SW. Participants will get to make pottery and engrave some poetry into their piece. The date and time for this free event will be announced soon.

Finally, wrap up Poetry Palooza on Saturday, April 27th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with an Ice Cream Social at Main Street Books. Winners of the Poetry Palooza Poetry Contest* will be invited to share the poems they wrote and will receive their cash prizes. The public is invited to stop by Main Street Books to hear the poems and get some ice cream while celebrating poetry.

BONUS: everyone who attends each of the Poetry Palooza events will be entered to win an amazing gift basket – the more you attend, the more chances you have!

*For more information on the Poetry Palooza Poetry contest click here.

Make Blackout Poetry: Turn These Pages into Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419732492
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 4th, 2018

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes Cover Image
By Benny Andrews (Illustrator), David Roessel (Editor), Arnold Rampersad (Editor)
ISBN: 9781454903284
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 2013

Best American Poetry 2018 (The Best American Poetry series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501127793
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

Green Tiger's Book of Children's Poetry Cover Image
By Blue Lantern Studio (Compiled by)
ISBN: 9781595831392
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Green Tiger Press(WA) - June 2007