Friends & lovers of the imaginative pen,

Please join me this spring in New York's beautiful Hudson River Valley, where I'll be partnering

with a host of public libraries to present an

illuminating poetry appreciation workshop:

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's a Poem! 
Demystifying the Poetic Form

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I'll also be appearing live at

Adriance Memorial Library on

THURSDAY, APRIL 21st at 7:00pm

as their featured guest for National Poetry Month. I'm honored to appear as part of this wonderful series, and excited to gather in celebration of poetry's uplifting power and unifying grace. I'll be reading a thoughtful selection of my original poems, along with some inspiring favorites.

Scroll down to learn more and register via the partnering library's website.

Reserve your spot today!

ANNOUNCING

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Danielle does a superior job of explaining what makes poetry tick while also touching your heart and mind. Her passion is infectious. I have a new appreciation and enthusiasm for poetry, all thanks to her amazing instruction!

- student testimonial

POETRY WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Do you walk in fear of poetry, yet feel somehow drawn to its charms and long to befriend it, perhaps even waltz right up to its mystifying blaze and invite it inside for a cup of morning brew? If so, this workshop is for you! As Elizabeth Alexander noted, Poetry is the human voice—are we not of interest to each other? Whether a well-crafted line of verse calls us to explore what lies before us or deep within us, poetry can seize our hearts, still our minds, and fortify our lives like no other art form can.

 

In this illuminating workshop, you’ll be invited to look beyond the "pageantry" of masterful works and discover the unifying human truths that kindle at every poem’s core. Vibrant, guided discussions, impassioned readings, inspiring video clips, and an interactive examination of craft will empower you with the critical tools and daring spirit needed to greet those intimidating lines of verse that secretly long to be your new best pal.

2022 Events Schedule

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS

OTHERWISE NOTED.

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 13

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POETRY WORKSHOP

Pleasant Valley Free Library

6p—8pm

1584 Main St.

Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 20

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POETRY WORKSHOP

Adriance Memorial Library

6:30pm—8:30pm

93 Market Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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THURSDAY APRIL 21

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SPECIAL EVENT / LIVE READING

Adriance Memorial Library

7pm—8:30pm

An Evening of Poetry featuring

Danielle Gasparro

LEARN MORE

(No registration needed.)

93 Market Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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TUESDAY APRIL 26

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POETRY WORKSHOP

East Fishkill Community Library

6pm—8pm

348 Route 376
Hopewell Junction NY 12533

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THURSDAY APRIL 28

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POETRY WORKSHOP

Elting Memorial Library

6pm—8pm

93 Main Street
New Paltz, New York 12561

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MONDAY MAY 16

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POETRY WORKSHOP

Kent Public Library

 Cancelled due to severe weather. 

>>> New date TBA soon <<<

PLEASE CHECK BACK...

17 Sybil’s Crossing

Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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THURSDAY JUNE 2nd

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POETRY WORKSHOP

Millbrook Public Library

4pm—6pm

3 Friendly Lane, PO Box 286
Millbrook NY 12545

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THURSDAY JUNE 9th

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POETRY WORKSHOP

Mahopac Public Library

3pm—5pm

668 Route Six

Mahopac, NY 10541

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 29th

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POETRY WORKSHOP

Morton Memorial Library

6pm—8pm

82 Kelly Street
Rhinecliff, NY 12574

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It was such a pleasure to revisit the study of a literary art form without feeling as if I were in a rigid academic setting. Danielle is inspiring!

student testimonial

Check back soon for
more dates!

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