REACH AYC Poetry Writing

The Albany, Dublin, and Union City Libraries will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 21. All Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, November 24.

Each Summer the Library sponsors a 9 week class to teach youth the basic tools of the poet. We read poetry by well-known poets like Tupac Shakur, Queen Latifah, Langston Hughes, and Francisco X. Alarcón. We also look at writing by lesser known teen poets from a diversity of backgrounds, including several local poets who live and write in California. Class attendees study the tools of metaphor and simile as we draw from our own life experiences to practice the art of writing effective poetry.

We also hold Open Mics at REACH to practice expressing our poetry in an oral format.

Fremont Main Library Phone