During a recent evening at the Crawford Public Library, individuals were invited to share laughs with cowboy poetry. It was a night filled with prose and storytelling.
"I thought it a very funny surprise when Pete ripped off his shirt and exposed his tie-dye tee," exclaimed Marla Bishop, the evening's master of ceremonies.
Pete ripped off his shirt while reciting his favorite work, and Bishop could not contain her excitement, "I loved it!" As did all of the other poets. "It was amazing to see everyone come out and laugh at all of the funny renditions of some well-known, and some not-so-well-known pieces," said Kit Stephenson, regional manager. "We have some really creative people living in the county and this was the perfect way for them to showcase their talents."
One of the highlights of the night was when Kyle Kelee shared stories about being a poorly behaved husband. "It is great that we have a venue where people can feel comfortable and share their stories in order to make others laugh. Too often today we focus on the negative. We do not have a place in the community where people can be themselves and enjoy each other. That is what the Crawford Public Library offers the community," said Stephenson.
In the last few weeks alone, the Crawford Library has offered a number of events that do just that. The library hosted a travel series that has brought foreign destinations such as Switzerland and Antarctica to life. They also featured teen reading events and movie nights, and, on May 11, they hosted the annual mother/daughter tea party.
Based on its success they will be holding another cowboy poetry night soon, and the hope is that even more people will come out and join the fun. "We are really trying to bring the community together," says Stephenson, "and an event like cowboy poetry allows everyone to get involved, and that is really what the library is all about!"blog comments powered by Disqus