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Norfolk Public Library to host two award-winning authors on April 2

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 11:47:09-04

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Norfolk, Va. –  Norfolk Public Library (NPL)  is kicking off their national poetry month with two award-winning authors who will be visiting and sharing their work.

Poet and author, Kwame Alexander, will be making a visit on April 2 at 3 p.m. in the Kaufman Theater of the Chrysler Museum.

Alexander is a New York Times Bestselling author of 21 books, he will serve as the guest speaker and presenter at an awards ceremony for NPL’s youth poetry contest.

Later that evening, the Norfolk Public Library will host an “Author Talk” with Randall Blythe at the Slover Library at 7p.m.

Blythe was the frontman of a five time Grammy award-winning band named “Lamb of God”.

After his experiences with the band he wrote a memoir entitled “Dark Days”, which made it on the Publishers Weekly National Bestseller’s list during its first week of release.

Both events are free and open to the public.

National Poetry Month is a month dedicated towards marking poetry’s important place within local communities and to expose how it impacts lives.