After reciting several of her poems and performing a song North Thurston High School senior Emily Dahlgren receives applause from the audience during a Lacey Loves to Read Open Mic Night held at the Marvin Road Forza Coffee shop on Feb. 10th. The monthlong literacy celebration’s featured writer Kwame Alexander will participate in a Feb. 18 reception at the Lacey Community Center.
After reciting several of her poems and performing a song North Thurston High School senior Emily Dahlgren receives applause from the audience during a Lacey Loves to Read Open Mic Night held at the Marvin Road Forza Coffee shop on Feb. 10th. The monthlong literacy celebration’s featured writer Kwame Alexander will participate in a Feb. 18 reception at the Lacey Community Center. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
After reciting several of her poems and performing a song North Thurston High School senior Emily Dahlgren receives applause from the audience during a Lacey Loves to Read Open Mic Night held at the Marvin Road Forza Coffee shop on Feb. 10th. The monthlong literacy celebration’s featured writer Kwame Alexander will participate in a Feb. 18 reception at the Lacey Community Center. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com

Q&A: Kwame Alexander talks about life, poetry and making books cool

February 12, 2016 4:25 PM