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'With Clipped Wings': Boston Youth Poet Laureate Alondra Bobadilla book launch

Join the City of Boston and Boston Youth Poet Laureate Alondra Bobadilla in celebrating the launch of her debut collection of poetry, "With Clipped Wings". 

The book launch will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the McKim Courtyard at the Boston Public Library's Central Library in Copley Square. Registration is not required, but non-reserved seating for this program begins at 5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Alondra will be welcomed by Boston Public Library President David Leonard and Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, Kara Elliott-Ortega. She will read some of her work along with City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and youth poet Tariq Charles. There will also be a folklore, jazz, and Latin performance by Puerto Rican cuatro player Fabiola M. Mendez. The event is free and open to the public.

Alondra was named Boston's inaugural Youth Poet Laureate in January 2020, and has since worked tirelessly to celebrate and uplift poetry across the entire city. She has participated in countless events, including reading at a Boston Celtics game, attending Recovery Youth Prevention talks, and sharing her work at several events for Women's History Month, to name a few. Over the past year and a half, she has collaborated with the Boston Lyric Opera, the Boston Children's Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement, City Councilor Julia Mejia, Youth Advocacy Foundation, and more.

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6:00pm - 7:30pm
McKim Courtyard, BPL Central Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Back Bay
Event Type:
2021-07-14T18:00:00 - 2021-07-14T19:30:00
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