SCF Celebrates National Poetry Month at Bradenton and Venice

(Bradenton, Fla., April 10, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host events at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice to celebrate National Poetry Month throughout April.   The events are free and open to the public. 

  • SCF Bradenton library will host a poetry reading 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the library at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., building 8. A reception will follow the poetry reading. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Swamp Scribes and the Literary Guild at SCF Bradenton will host a “123Slam” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, in the Selby Room. SCF students, faculty and staff will read works of poetry for the audience and judges. Contact Dr. Doug Ford at 941-408-1501 or for more information.

In addition, students in SCF’s Swamp Scribes creative writing club have been participating in a 30-day poetry writing challenge based on a National Poetry Writing Month Prompt eBook hosted by the SCF Venice library. The public is invited to view the book at and submit poetry in person to the SCF Venice library, where poetry will be displayed on a writing wall.

For more information about the events hosted at the SCF library, contact Kirsten Beauchamp in Bradenton at 941-752-5305 or, or Rhonda Kitchens in Venice at 941-402-1435 or


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