Steamboat School District board of education meeting set for Monday
March 4, 2018
Steamboat Springs School District board of education will hold a business meeting and workshop at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the District Office, 325 Seventh St. Reports and communication will include a winter sports update, a Navitas update and a capital projects update for 2019. The workshop will focus on board goals and begin after the business meeting. School board meetings are open to the public and available to watch live at steamboatschools.net/board-of-education-2cca26aa.
Local choral group seeks poetry submissions for Spring Concert
The Yampa Valley Singers is calling for local poetry submissions for its 2018 Spring Concert. The theme of the concert is "The Journey Home." Though not focusing on the afterlife, "The Journey Home" encompasses themes such as feeling lost or homesick, experiencing broken relationships and restored relationships and navigating transitions in life that lead one "back home," either literally or figuratively.
Submission implies that the Yampa Valley Singers have rights to verbal readings at two concerts April 13 and 14 but does not impart permission to print submissions. Selected poets will be notified by email.
Email submissions to email@example.com.
Library joins global celebration of peace, literature, poetry, art
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here," a literary bridge with Iraq honoring Baghdad's famous street of booksellers, which was bombed in 2007. The free evening of poetry and art starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall.
Steamboat Springs joins a global celebration of free expression, happening in dozens of locations around the world, including Baghdad, Paris, Berlin, Cairo and New York. The local event will be led by book artist Janet Bradley.
Located in Baghdad, Al-Mutanabbi Street is a winding street noted for its many bookstores and outdoor bookstalls where people gather. Named after the famous classical Arab poet Abu at-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi, the street has been a thriving center of Baghdad's bookselling and publishing for centuries.
The 2007 bombing took the lives of 30 people and destroyed a large portion of the neighborhood. The booksellers who survived rebuilt their stores and are once again in business. They sell works by Sunnis, Shiites, Christians, Jews, children's books and progressive publications from around the world.
Every year, poetry readings and exhibits have taken place around the world on or around the bombing anniversary. In Steamboat Springs, local readers will be sharing their voices in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, French and English. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.