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NORTH HOLLYWOOD—Performance and Discussion: Veterans Perform Their Poetic Myth
January 11, 2020 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
NORTH HOLLYWOOD—How can a myth be truer than life? How can life be a myth? What does it mean to serve in the United States Military? What does it mean “to come home”? Veterans who served during the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom answer these questions through story, poetic language and music. An open discussion between the veteran poets and the audience members follows the performance. Handmade booklets of the veterans’ poetic myth will be distributed to audience members. Want to let the veterans know your thoughts? A typewriter and paper will be available for the community to write poems to the veteran participants, or a veteran, active duty or family member you know. The performance features special guest, Composer Brooke deRosa, and is under the direction of Leilani Squire. Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2 pm Community Room North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library 5211 Tujunga Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91601 Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Some library and street parking is available. Reserve your seat on Eventbrite. For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event. For more information, go to www.returningsoldiersspeak.org or contact Leilani Squire, Project Manager, 310-628-3507, firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is supported by California through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.