november, 2022

Online: An Evening with the State's New Poets Laureate

09nov7:00 pm8:00 pmOnline: An Evening with the State's New Poets LaureatePresented by the Ridgefield Library

Event Details

Join us for a virtual reading and talkback with newly appointed Connecticut State Poet Laureate Antoinette Brim-Bell and Jaida Taveras, the state’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate. The two honored poets will read from recent works, share hopes for their roles as laureates, and answer questions from the audience – and each other.

Antoinette Brim-Bell (photo, right) is the author of These Women You Gave MeIcarus in Love, and Psalm of the Sunflower. She is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies. A sought-after speaker, editor, educator, and consultant, Brim-Bell is a Professor of English at Capital Community College.

Jaida Taveras attends Washington University, where she is majoring in philosophy. Jaida is a member of the university’s slam team and teaches poetry to students in the St. Louis area. At Naugatuck High School, she served as a student representative of the Connecticut State Board of Education, a writer with Poetry Ourselves, an orator with the American Legion, and a performer with the Poetry Out Loud recitation competition.

Please register for the Zoom link.


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Ridgefield Library

Phone: (203) 438-2282 472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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