Performance by Poet and Musician Jack Prelutsky: Oct.1
Jack Prelutsky will perform musical poetry from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Western Libraries’ Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th floor) at Western Washington University. This event is free and open to the public.
In 2006, the Poetry Foundation designated Jack Prelutsky as the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate. Prelutsky is best known for his humorous and imaginative verse, and has published over 70 books of poetry.
While Prelutsky has been making words rhyme for more than 45 years, his career began as a folk singer in coffeehouses with uncertain aspirations of becoming an operatic tenor. Music is deeply entwined with his poetry, and he will perform musical poetry as part of this very special event.
Jack celebrates the family: Dad, Mother, Baby Brother, and the family dog (who’s clearly a genius), during this performance of recited and sung poems. Jack will also pique the imagination with fanciful creatures, such as the “Radishark” and the “Umbrellaphant.” Then, when everyone’s ready for ANYTHING, his final poem offers an unlikely choice for lunch—hope no one’s hungry!
This special talk is presented by WWU Western Libraries PoetryCHaT, part of the Children’s Literature Interdisciplinary Collection, at Western Libraries. Complimentary parking for this event is available near the library, in Lot 14G.