National Poetry Month to be marked with events on and off Delta campus

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Hold your breath, get ready and take notice: April is National Poetry Month.

A collaboration of Community Arts Organizations. The events begin with the Stockton Word Feast on April 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haggin Museum. The event is free.

On April 19, Richard Berengarten will read poetry at the Goleman Library at 11:30 a.m. On April 18, he will read at the University of the Pacific’s Wendell Phillips Center, Room 140 at 3:30 p.m. The readings are free.

On April 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the San Joaquin Writers’ Workshop will be held at the west forum in Delta College, featuring a national-acclaimed author and Stockton native Maxine Hong Kingston.

Admissions is $35 general and $20 for students with identification.

The registration deadline is March 31.

An author’s talk will be held at 1 p.m. at the Tillie Lewis Theatre.

Admission is $15 general and $5 student with identification.

Tickets for the event are avaliable at the Delta Center for the Arts Box Office.