Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, Sept. 18

Poetry reading brings the literary world to Winslow - or will Die Trying

The night, which begins at 8 p.m., will feature writers, both amateur and professional, reading their own poems.

Tim Rose, one of the reading’s founders and an English teacher at the junior high school, said people are encouraged to read their own material.

“That is the real goal of the evening.”

He added that those who wish to read poems from another writer’s hands are more than welcome.

Each performer is given the opportunity to recite or read a maximum of three poems.

“At the end of the night, if we have enough time, we let people do more,” Rose said.

This is not the first time Die Trying has been featured at the coffee shop.

The reading was held a few times before with good turnouts both times.

“We had a few published writers from Flagstaff at the last one,” he said.

The reading is open to writers of all ages.

Rose said the idea was brought to him by Winslow residents Eloise DeSpain and Charlie Rawson.

“I thought it was a great idea and it worked out great with the coffee shop being opened,” he commented.

The group tries to put on the poetry readings at least once a month, but slowed down during the summer. Rose said he hopes to get the readings back up a running more often in the fall.

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