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Young Readers Book Club: Art and Poetry

  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)

Young lovers of poetry and art (ages 12-18) are invited to join us to respond--through written word or visual art--to our favorite poems from Juan Felipe Herrera's collection, Laughing Out Loud, I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish. Supplies provided. 

Reservations required, no charge, please email

About the Host:
Jessica Ayala, a native of Colombia, South America, is a Kansas City poet and activist. She has served youth in various capacities through Hickman Mills School District, Sacred Heart Guadalupe Church, El Centro Inc., and the Youth Leadership Institute (formally known as Anytown). Ayala's debut book of poems I'm Just A Kid From Ipiales will be released in 2017. The collection will highlight the journey of an immigrant youth.