Live! from the Library: The WWI Armistice Centennial – A Commemoration in Poetry and Song

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Walnut Creek Libraries - Walnut Creek
Oak View Room

Event Details

Live! from the Library presents a fitting tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the "war to end all wars." World War One saw an unprecedented outpouring of literature responding to the war, particularly in poetry, each side creating its own unique style and voice. This presentation by local performers Mark Jordan, Rhonda Taylor, and Rob Seitelman will include an overview of the conflict along with performances of poetry written by soldiers from the British Empire, Ireland, France, Germany, Eastern Europe and America. The words of those at home, particularly the women, will also be represented, as will songs relating to the impact of the war. 

Live! from the Library, produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs at the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries. Program sponsors are the East Bay Times, Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, and MinutemanPress Lafayette. For more information about this and other Walnut Creek Library Foundation programs, please visit www.wclibrary.org or call 925.935.5395.  

 


Event Type(s): Library Program, Performance
Age Group(s): Adults (18+)
Presenter: Mark Jordan, Rhonda Taylor and Rob Seitelman
Susan Moon
(925) 935-5395

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