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A Literary Celebration of all Things Poetry, Featuring Best-Selling Author & Keynote Speaker, Judith Viorst!

April is National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world! All around, readers and poets of all ages celebrate different works of poetry. National Poetry Month was created in 1996 and aims to encourage the reading of poems, bring more poetry to classrooms and more!

In honor of this month long celebration, we’re highlighting popular poetry keynote speaker, Judith Viorst! She is the author of 21 books for children, and nine collections of poems for adults. As a speaker, Judith discusses a variety of topics such as children’s literature and women’s issues.

Take a moment to enjoy an excerpt from Judith Viorst’s poem called The Pleasures of Ordinary Life:

judith viorstI’ve had my share of necessary losses,
Of dreams I know no longer can come true.
I’m done now with the whys and the becauses.
It’s time to make things good, not just make do.
It’s time to stop complaining and pursue
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

I used to rail against my compromises.
I yearned for the wild music, the swift race.
But happiness arrived in new disguises:
Sun lighting a child’s hair. A friend’s embrace.
Slow dancing in a safe and quiet place.
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

For more information on booking poetry keynote speaker Judith Viorst, check out or call our office at 1.800.345.5607.

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