From the cool idea department: Portland children’s store Green Bean Books will celebrate National Poetry Month with an event featuring Oregon’s Poet Laureate and a children’s reading from its 2nd annual Green Bean Rhyming Machine Poetry Zine. The Alberta Street store will host Paulann Petersen April 22 at 2 pm. Petersen will share poems and MC the reading.
Children may submit to the store’s zine by emailing poems here. The submission deadline is April 20th. Rhyming is not required and illustrations are welcome. All entrants will be invited to participate in the reading.
The event will be held in conjunction with a poetry book drive in association with Tavern Books, a Portland poetry publisher with a mission to put poetry books in Oregon’s rural and tribal libraries.